Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey by Rick Stein newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!BBC, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
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From the cover: Not without reason is Rick Stein Britains favourite seafood chef. His hugely popular previous television series, Taste of the Sea and Fruits of the Sea, can take much of the credit for stimulating the recent revival in fish cookery. His uncomplicated cooking methods, wonderfully flavoured dishes and infectious enthusiasm have converted thousands of reluctant fish-eaters to the delights of preparing and eating seafood.
In his Seafood Odyssey, Rick travels to seven of the worlds main centres of seafood excellence, picking up recipe ideas and sampling new ingredients. He visits East-coast America to explore the deep-south flavours of Charleston Seafood Gumbo, while in Australia he finds innovative cooks, with access to fresh ingredients from around the world, producing masterpieces like Moreton Bay Bug and Fennel Risotto with Lemon Oil. India provides fragrant, spicy treats like Ruis Turmeric Fish with Masala Dhal, and the street cooking of Thailand and the Far East offers Chargrilled Prawns with a Thai Dipping Sauce and Singapore Chilli Crab.
In Europe, Rick pays tribute to robust, traditional Spanish specialities like Pulpo a la Feria (fairground octopus) and the timeless, classic cookery of France with dishes like his Tarte aux Moules. He discovers the simple flavours of Italy in Cacciucco (Italian fish stew), and finds that, like everywhere, influences from further afield have filtered into local cookery to produce delights such as Sicilys Cuscus con Pesce (fish couscous). Ricks eighth port of call is his Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall. Here he celebrates the seafood found on and around British shores and creates dishes like Grilled Lemon Sole with Lemongrass Butter recipes inspired by both his homeland and the countries he has journeyed through on his seafood odyssey. Illustrated by way of:
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.
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