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The River Cottage Fish Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher
Mar 20, 2012 | ISBN 9781607740056
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    Mar 20, 2012 | ISBN 9781607740056

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    Mar 20, 2012 | ISBN 9781607740636

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“A thorough, thoughtful 608-page guide to finding and eating ‘good’ fish.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Hugh is the person to go to for a properly informed and insightful read on almost any food subject. This fish book is no exception. It is illuminating, original, and utterly delicious, offering a solid background on the matter, including basic techniques and an abundance of original recipes.”
—Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Plenty
“Fearnley-Whittingstall and Fisher’s comprehensive instructions on the mechanics of cleaning and preparing fish are worth the price of the book alone, but their fondness for typically unloved species of fish—mackerel, sea robins, sand dabs, and the like—makes this an indispensible book for any serious piscivore.”
—Hank Shaw, author of Hunt Gather Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast

Table Of Contents

Introduction  9
1. Understanding fish  14
Fish as food  17
Sourcing fish  26 
Fish skills  51
Shellfish skills  87
2. Fish cookery  110
Raw, salted, and marinated fish  119
Smoked fish  153
Open-fire cooking  185
Baked and broiled fish  211
Soups, stews, and poaching  249
Shallow and deep-frying  293
Cold fish and salads  343
Fish thrift and standbys  367
3. Guide to fish and shellfish  410
Sea fish  415
Freshwater fish  506
Shellfish  538
Notes to the US edition  590
Index  595
Bibliography  606
Acknowledgments  607

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