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My friend hired an old school Polish caterer for his wedding party. He asked me for tips on how to make the presentation less nursing home, but I quite like the little finger-ready ham cigars and fallen dominoes of pate. Best of all is that herring mousse shaped like Jonah the whale. Why fight it? Serving up some FISH…

I bought my first can of salt-packed anchovies last night. $22 for a can of fish! The thing weighs as much as a brick, though. Somehow I was not expecting there to be liquid in the can - pinkish brine, thick with salt crystals. Smelled of the ocean. The fish were also bigger than I'm used to - four-inch headless…