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An extra-special cookbook: gorgeous, inspiring and educational,
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This review is from: For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious, Sustainable Cooking (Hardcover)
There are so many reasons why this book is an exceptional standout. It is one of the most beautiful, high quality books I have ever held in my hands - thick paper, mouthwatering photos, and gorgeous colors and artwork. Barton's writing style is casual, personal, celebratory and inviting, yet he has included tons of essential content about sustainable fish choices, ingredient primers and cooking techniques. I read it cover to cover the day it arrived. It's easy to read because the layout is so beautiful and key points are highlighted by the use of different color fonts. His recipes are fabulous - unique, easy and quick, and there are photos illustrating almost every dish. Even though this cookbook makes you want to run to your nearest fish monger and start your grill heating, there is much to learn not related to seafood, including how to make the very best mashed potatoes, how to best handle salt and pepper, and all the reasons to love quinoa. This is a cookbook that helps us enjoy the most delicious, healthy food and also protect the oceans and marine life for future generations. I hope everyone buys a copy!