The River Cottage Fish Book

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The first part is dedicated to understanding fish - Hugh and Nick explain the ins and outs of procuring a good fish, discussing fish farming, aquaculture, sustainability and harvesting issues, how to buy and catch fish in an ethical way, and how to prepare it for the kitchen. Next they open up a whole world of fish cooking - pickling, salting, barbecuing, frying, potting, stewing, smoking and more are explained in depth, each technique followed by classic recipes from gravadlax to kedgeree, from sashimi to chip shop battered cod. Finally, Hugh and Nick present Britain's fish by species, giving portraits with notes on seasonality and ecology, as well as listing the relevant recipes from part 2 with alternatives.

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About the author (2007)

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. Hugh lives in Dorset with his family. ..Nick Fisher is a leading fishing pundit who created, researched and presented five successful series of Screaming Reels He writes regularly for the Shooting Times as well as for all the major national newspapers.

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