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Fish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood Hardcover – July 2, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076458779X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764587795
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What Johnson doesn’t know about fish is, frankly, not worth knowing." (New York Times Book Review, December 2, 2007)

From the Inside Flap

From the destruction of the Grand Banks fishery to the decline of the Chilean sea bass, from mercury in tuna to PCBs in striped bass, choosing seafood that's both sustainable and healthful seems tougher than ever. Paul Johnson has long supplied seafood to many of the nation's leading chefs, and he's keenly aware of the ecological and health issues that surround fish today. But he's also convinced that fish remain among the tastiest and healthiest foods available, and that many fisheries are well managed and environmentally sound. Now, in this breakthrough cookbook and guide, Johnson leads you to today's best fish and shellfish choices—and shows you how to savor seafood at its best.

If you love seafood but worry about overfishing and contaminants, Fish Forever is an indispensable resource. Johnson provides in-depth guidance on 70 different fish and shellfish, pinpointing today's least-endangered, least-contaminated, best-tasting species, ranging from anchovies, bluefish, and clams to squid, tilapia, and weakfish. He details sustainability and health issues, discusses fishing practices and fish farming, and shares fascinating insights and anecdotes that put today's environmental concerns in perspective.

To top it all off, Johnson offers unbeatable tips on selecting fish at the market and preparing them in the kitchen, providing one or more delicious recipes for each fish he profiles—96 sensational seafood dishes in all, such as Coriander-Crusted Tuna with Hot and Sweet Mango Salsa, Grilled Hamachi with Thai Green Curry and Melon Relish, and Mediterranean Mussels Baked with Bread Crumb Topping. Illustrated with more than 60 beautiful color photographs, Fish Forever is the one book you need to make healthy seafood choices—and create extraordinary seafood meals.

Paul Johnson will donate a portion of his royalties for this book to Save Our Wild Salmon, an organization that works to restore wild salmon runs.


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The recipes are very good.
Persnickety one
As both an amateur home cook and a devotee of sustainable seafood, I think this is the best sustainable seafood cookbook on the market.
M. B. West
'Fish Forever' gives me the information to select and cook great seafood dishes.
D. Stern

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By D. Stern on October 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have always enjoyed fish when I go to restaurants but the fish market and cooking fish scared me. 'Fish Forever' gives me the information to select and cook great seafood dishes. The results of the recipes are spectacular. I am lousy cook, but the recipes are so easy to follow, they improved my cooking. The book is also an interesting look at fishing and the seafood business.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M. B. West on December 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
As both an amateur home cook and a devotee of sustainable seafood, I think this is the best sustainable seafood cookbook on the market. The recipes are simple and healthy, and the factual information is well-balanced. I highly recommend this cookbook!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
FISH FOREVER: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING, SELECTING, AND PREPARING HEALTHY, DELICIOUS AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD is for neo-pros and chiefs who would choose sustainable seafood, and is written by the owner of the Monterey Fish Market in San Francisco who has supplied such seafood to some of the nation's best chefs. His guide blends an international recipe book with in-depth profiles of both fish types and discussions of fish health issues and concerns. Access to a range of fish types is required, but any library catering to patrons who love to cook seafood must have this, with its bright centerfold of photos and detailed fish cooking insights.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Laura on February 9, 2009
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This is a beautiful book, full of great information about different types of fish, fishing practices, and how to buy fresh seafood. I was surprised to find, however, that it only includes 1-3 recipes for each type of fish. There is a chapter on each fish/seafood, with detailed information about it, and then a recipe or two. I thought it was mainly a cookbook, i.e. lots of recipes, but there are probably about 100 recipes total in the book, and since I won't eat or cannot access all types of seafood, my choices are pretty limited.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Persnickety one on March 21, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I think of this as a food book more than a cookbook. It is a book about fish that has a few favorite recipes for each type of fish discussed. The recipes are very good. For example, I am known for my salmon glazes. But the simple tomato basil relish that Paul Johnson recommends has been requested by my wife every time we have had salmon since we got this book. But the philosophy of how to eat fish (which fisheries and and aquacultures to avoid) has changed how we buy fish as well (starting with the humble tuna fish salad sandwich). The index could be improved (e.g., try finding his discussion of farmed vs. wild salmon), not every type of commercial fish is listed and some of the species he discusses have never been seen at our local fish market. But the writing and recipes are both great. Now we just have to wait for the rest of the species to come into season. Highly recommended!
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Skylar Rubison on July 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is really a great seafood cookbook. I learned how to search out healthy seafood and then cook it in a simple but tasty way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bert Krages on August 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book if you want to enhance your understanding of seafood and why it is important to support sustainable fisheries. The book starts with a general background regarding relevant issues and then has short chapters on numerous types of seafood that discuss the nature of the species, how and where they are harvested, their status with respect to populations, the impact of harvesting or aquaculture on the environment, and how to select and prepare. The recipes tend to be a little bit on the high cuisine side but they are relatively simple to prepare and the ingredients are generally not exotic. The books ends with very informative sections on health issues and harvesting methods. Reading this book helped me better understand not only the breadth of seafood available, but also how to make more sensible and sophisticated selections. It would be nice if the book had illustrations of what the species looked and if the photographs were not randomly positioned throughout the book without regard to subject matter. However, the layout of the book is both competent and elegant. This is by far the most interesting book on seafood I have read.
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