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Fish & Shellfish: The Definitive Cook's Companion

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Every few decades a chef or a teacher writes a cookbook that is so comprehensive and offers such depth of subject matter and cooking inspiration that it becomes a virtual bible for amateur and professional alike. Author James Peterson, who wrote the book Sauces, a James Beard Cookbook of the Year winner, and the incomparable Splendid Soups, once again demonstrates his conn ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 15th 1996 by William Morrow Cookbooks
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Yaaresse
Pretty much the definitive guide to all things seafood. I wish I could have gotten more use out of it, but I was living where the words "fresh" and "fish" never are used in the same sentence. I learned a lot from it, then passed it to someone who has regular access to good seafood and loves to cook. He was thrilled with it. ...more
Kirsten Karlen
Jul 29, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kitchen
This is the ultimate reference manual for fish. Recipes are fine (a little basic) but info on all kinds of fish, how they are best cooked, and the essentials on scaling, etc, are fantastic.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
beautiful book, never use it--just not as user friendly as some of my other fish cookbooks
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Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
another indispensable guide from james peterson.
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Your one stop shop for all things aquatic!
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James Peterson grew up in northern California and studied chemistry and philosophy at UC Berkeley. After his studies, he traveled around the world, working his way through Asia, by land, to Europe. Eventually he landed in Paris and was amazed by the French attitude toward food and drink. (This was in the mid seventies when food in America was practically non-existent.) It was in France that he fou ...more

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