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Fish on a First-Name Basis: How Fish Is Caught, Bought, Cleaned, Cooked, and Eaten

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"A book about fish that's as fun as it is informative, and as easy to read as it is hard to put down."--Alton Brown, creator and host of the hit Food Network show Good Eats and author of I'm Just Here for the Food


 

The ultimate guide to fish and shellfish, from deep to dock to dinner plate
What's in a fish's name? History, mythology, and marketing: You'll find each in the na
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ebook, 224 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Paul Groinus
Oct 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a must read for every fish lover (those that love to eat fish, that is). I plan on making this book part of my cookbook shelf real soon. The illustrations are great, the font is cool, and the informative boxes on buying, storing, and identifying the best fish are outstanding. If you are not drooling onto the recipe pages, well, there is something wrong, something very, very wrong with you!
Colleen
Apr 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would recommend this book to any fish fanatic. This book covers cooking, prep, background info, health, nutritional information on fish. This book really opened my eyes to some new cooking ideas. The parchment Halibut recipe was fantastic! A must have for any cook!
Jill
Jun 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is hilarious
Janie
Apr 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dopey, tiresome layout. Uninspiring recipes. Too many fish shticks.
Lynne
Jun 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Highly informative.
Eric Allan
No photos, just diagrams. All ocean fish save for a chapter on catfish. Not really a cookbook so much as a brief explanation on how each species is farmed or harvested.
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I love this book. My mom loves this book. My mom hates fish. (And especially oysters.) Enough said.
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