East Fork’s Colorful New Collaboration with One of Our Favorite Tinned-Fish Brands Is a Feast for the Eyes

published Aug 5, 2023
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multicolored cake plate spread with tinned fish
Credit: East Fork

There are arguably no better summer eats than those of the seafood variety, be they shrimp tacos, seared salmon finished off with lemon and garlic, or crispy sardines eaten by the seaside. But you don’t need top-notch culinary skills or access to a beach to enjoy fish that’s seasoned just right. Instead, you can simply head to East Fork’s website and shop their latest drop. Although this company is best known for producing some of the most stunning pottery and dishware around, they frequently collaborate with food-based brands on new product bundles that are as beautiful as they are delicious.

For their latest endeavor, East Fork teamed up with Fishwife, the woman-founded company behind some of our editors’ favorited tinned fish snacks. Together, they released a Picnic Bundle consisting of everything you’ll need for a light, yummy summertime snack. The best part is, even after the fish is long gone, you’ll still have some dazzling dishes on which to plate up other meals.

The new Picnic Bundle consists of four East Fork cake plates in some of their most popular colors (Henri’s Red, Rococo, Black Mountain, and Blue Ridge), as well as Fishwife’s Smokey Fish Trio. To be specific, the trio comes with their smoked rainbow trout seasoned with garlic, onion, and olive oil; smoked Atlantic salmon punctuated with garlic salt and dark brown sugar; and smoked albacore tuna canned with curry powder and golden yellow sugar, among other seasonings. Each tin’s contents have been ethically sourced, brined, and hand-packed, and we have no doubt you’ll also find them to be bursting with flavor. You can certainly enjoy the fish straight out of the tin, but why not get fun with it and serve them up on your vibrant new plates? (Your eyes will be feasting, too.)

Credit: East Fork

In addition to this bold bundle, East Fork also released a “Feast Your Eyes” cap to celebrate the collab. Designed by Danny Miller, Fishwife’s longtime illustrator, the denim-blue hat sports a yellow embroidered motif featuring fish, fruit, and wine — the makings of a perfect late summer meal. Whether you go for just the Picnic Bundle, the hat, or both, they’re sure to help you round out the season in the most fitting way. And, between East Fork’s plates and Fishwife’s stunning packaging, the bundle would also make a wonderful gift for the seafood-lover in your life.

Buy: Picnic Bundle, $108