Rick Stein's Seafood

Rick Stein's Seafood

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By (author) Rick Stein

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  • Publisher: BBC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 276mm x 18mm | 1,238g
  • Publication date: 26 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 056349347X
  • ISBN 13: 9780563493471
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 20,828

Product description

Over the years, through his television programmes and books, Rick Stein has done much to inform us about fish and to encourage us to cook it for ourselves. However, many of us still feel nervous about cooking it at home. Rick Stein's Seafood brings together his knowledge and expertise, and includes 200 of his tried-and-tested recipes. It is divided into three separate sections: Techniques; Recipes and, finally, an A to Z of Fish. The techniques section covers all the main preparation and cooking methods for each type of fish (round, flat, shellfish etc), while the A-Z of fish is a comprehensive encyclopedia of fish and seafood including US, Australian and European fish. The recipe section includes all the essential basic recipes, such as stocks, sauces, batters etc. Useful cross references link all sections. Rick Stein's Seafood has been an international bestseller and was awarded the highly coveted James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award in 2005.

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Rick Stein's passion for using good quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. As well as presenting a number of television series, he has published many best-selling cookery books, including French Odyssey, Mediterranean Escapes, Far Eastern Odyssey and Spain. Rick is a firm supporter of sustainable farming and fishing techniques, which he strives to maintain in Padstow, Cornwall, where he runs four acclaimed restaurants and a seafood cookery school, as well as a delicatessen and patisserie. In 2003 Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country tourism. He divides his time between Padstow and Australia, where he opened a restaurant, Rick Stein at Bannister's, in 2009.

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"A comprensive sea map which should be test-driven by the flotillas of fish-cooking-phobics I encounter regularly. The step-by-step photographs are startlingly clear about the process, from skinning an eel to preparing and filleting." -- Tamsin Day-Lewis Daily Telegraph "Could be subtitled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Seafood but Were Afraid to Ask"... this book reveals Stein's hidden depths: he really does know a hell of a lot about fish." Time Out "His repertoire of recipe books, restaurants and television programmes - not to mention an inexhaustible knowledge and infectious passion for the subject - have all helped him bring fish to the culinary forefront in the UK." Daily Express "For me he is the nonpareil telly chef because he always makes me drool like a slobberhound... Stein is like a plateful of smoked haddock, poached egg and mashed potatoes, a combination that it both unbeatably satisfying and fun." -- Kathryn Flett Observer Food Monthly