Consider the Eel

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - Nature - 181 pages
Journalist Richard Schweid first learned the strange facts of the freshwater eel's life from a fisherman in a small Spanish town just south of Valencia. "The eeler who explained the animal's life cycle to me did so as he served up an eel he had just taken
 

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I know, I know. Eels are icky. They're twisty and slimy and thoroughly unappealing. And yet, I couldn't put this book down. Schweid does for eels what Ellis did for Giant Squid or Kurlansky did for ... Read full review

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Rather unusual for me to be reading a book on food, particularly seafood, and not be stimulated to cook and eat it. Ell, like gator-tail, chocolate-covered locust, dog, mealy-grub, and snake however ... Read full review

Contents

Pamlico County North Carolina
5
Interstate
29
Guipuzcoa Basque Country Spain
54
Lough Neagh Northern Ireland
79
Yankee Eels
109
Fishing and Farming
A Taste of Eel
2
Bibliography
9
Acknowledgments
1
Index
3
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Richard Schweid was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and now lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he is senior editor of the magazine Barcelona Metropolitan. His popular books include Catfish and the Delta: Confederate Fish Farming in the Mississippi Delta, Hot Peppers: The Story of Cajuns and Capsicum, and The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore.

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