Mediterranean Seafood

Mediterranean Seafood

by Alan Davidson
Original publisher
Louisiana State University Press
Date of publication
1981
ISBN
1903018943
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Caroline Conran

Caroline Conran

Cookbook author

For the curious, food-loving mind, this book has everything. It tells you the names of every Mediterranean fish and sea creature in seven languages; it shows you what they look like; it tells you how to recognise them and tell them apart; under the heading of ‘Remarks’, it outlines any interesting history, folk lore or facts adhering to them (did you know that Fan Mussels were spun and woven into a fabric from which gloves and stockings with a golden lustre were made?) and then it tells you how to cook them.

Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein

Author and celebrity cook

Fish around the world have different names so it's useful to be able to identify the varieties you know and love and discover new ways to prepare them with Mediterranean flair.

Jenny Chandler

Jenny Chandler

Food writer

A brilliantly researched, incredibly thorough guide that was absolutely indispensable to me as a cook on a yacht based in the Med'. North Atlantic Seafood is wonderful too.

Tom Jaine

Tom Jaine

Food writer

We spent our lives when first at the seaside consulting this and continue to do so.

Gabriel Gaté

Gabriel Gaté

Chef

First published in 1972. One of the most intellingent book of its time.

Elisabeth Luard

Elisabeth Luard

Food writer and illustrator

It's a toss-up between this and North Atlantic - can I have both?

Joyce Molyneux

Joyce Molyneux

Chef

Perfect paperback for buying fish in markets abroad.

Andrew Langley

Andrew Langley

Food writer

Barbara Santich

Barbara Santich

Author and food scholar

Stephen Mennell

Stephen Mennell

Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University College Dublin

Nevin Halici

Nevin Halici

Chef and author

Simon Majumdar

Simon Majumdar

Food writer, author and broadcaster

Anna Del Conte

Anna Del Conte

Food writer

Jake Tilson

Jake Tilson

Artist, graphic designer and author

Carol Field

Carol Field

Food writer and broadcaster