NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension are working to help people in New Hampshire understand:
1. The benefits of and possibilities offered by the use of seaweeds in cooking
2. The way in which seaweeds can be used in aquaculture
- "Turning Foraged N.H. Seaweed Into Haute Cruise" (NHPR radio)
- "Seaweed Mania! Workshops to Explore Gulf of Maine Seaweeds" (Growing America)
Seaweed as Food
NH Sea Grant has partnered with UNH Cooperative Extension, Maine Sea Grant, and Stages at One Washington (Dover, NH) to host local events and workshops that bring you into the field and into the kitchen with seaweed! Attend our Seaweed Mania! events and learn about the health benefits of seaweed and how to incorporate sea vegetables (what seaweed is called once prepared) as an ingredient in your cooking. Don't know where to buy or find seaweed? No problem! We can shows you the best, local sources for seaweed foraging.
Recent workshops have featured an introduction to the types of seaweeds found on the NH coast. Learn how to identify different species of seaweed, how to handle seaweed, and how to safely forage. Culinary demonstrations with will teach you how to prepare creative and healthy dishes, alongside professional chefs and chocolatiers!