S2E2 Lyn Paxman

Snails were introduced as a food into the UK by the Romans. 2000 years later, Somerset became the home of the local delicacy - Mendip Wallfish. Having fallen out of popularity, Lyn Paxman - founder of Somerset Escargot is on a mission to revive this high protein, sustainable, and versatile food.

Your host: Lewis Webb lives in Somerset, but was born in Cornwall and brought up in Devon. So when it comes to cream tea, he gets to choose jam or cream first depending on how he feels. He started this podcast to make connections with people in the area, and to help them tell their stories. When not out and about exploring Somerset with his family and dog, he can be found in the kitchen cooking with some of the county’s freshest ingredients, or underneath a pair of headphones, listening to all kinds of music.

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