Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking

Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking


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Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking is a book that simplifies, once and for all, the process of preparing fish. Organized in an easy-reference, A-Z format, Fish gives you the culinary lowdown on seventy kinds of fish and shellfish commonly found in American supermarkets and fish stores. Each entry describes how the fish is sold (fillets, steaks, whole, salted), other names it goes by, how the fish should look, and buying tips. Fish begins with general guidelines on how to store, prepare, and cook fish, whether sauteing, frying, grilling, or smoking, and you will find easy-to-follow illustrations of such important basics as how to gut and fillet a fish. Fish also includes up-to-the-minute information on the health benefits of fish in our diet. In addition, there are more than five hundred recipes and variations, all of which use low-fat, high-flavor ingredients to accent the intrinsic natures of the individual fish rather than mask them. And the vast majority of the recipes are ready in less than thirty minutes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028631523
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/12/1999
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 335,254
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MARK BITTMAN is the author of 30 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and the New YorkTimes number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for nearly every major newspaper in the United States and many magazines, and has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences; his 2007 TED talk has had more than a million views. In 2015 he was a distinguished fellow at the University of California, Berkeley; he is currently a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Throughout his career Bittman has strived for the same goal: to make food, in all its aspects, understandable. He can be found at, @bittman on Twitter, and @markbittman on Instagram.

Table of Contents




Buying Fish.

Is Fish Good for You?

Preparing and Cooking Fish.

Basics and Staples.


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Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
dianaleez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has everything you need to know about cooking fish, but somehow, for me, it's not a 'go to' book. So serious and a bit intimidating. I think my reluctance is in part because he keeps talking about fresh ocean fish. dream on....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a gift and the recipient could not put it down. A great gift. Was very well receved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the cookbook to have if you enjoy fish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brooklyn_Rocks More than 1 year ago
This is the best fish cook book ever. He teaches you how to identify good fish, how to clean it, and offers you his signature style, easy, adaptable recipes for all the fish you can find in the USA. Organized by type of fish, he offers you both simple and complex recipes for each type. I have never had a bad meal using this book!