Film about a technique of fish preservation
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This film shows how an Abroath Smokie is made. The haddock are cleaned, split and hung in pairs on sticks and placed over smouldering hardwood logs in a pit. They are covered with cloths and after about 40 minutes they are ready and removed to cool.
Questions & Activities
- What materials are used to produce the smokies? Where do you think the family got the equipment needed?
- Why do you think this film was made? Who was meant to see it??
- What is a 'Smokie' and what type of fish is it made from?
- What do you think it would be like to prepare the fish?
Research the history of the Arbroath Smokie and other foods with protected status.
Smoking is a way of preserving food. What other ways are there of preserving food? Compare traditional and modern techniques.
Create ambient sound for the film using percussion, voice and objects.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||Health and Wellbeing, Social History, Geography|
|Who||Educational Films of Scotland (sponsor), SEFA (Dundee Group), (production company)|