The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood: Culinary Treasures from Our Waters (Hardcover)
Foreword by Stuart Brioza
Featuring favorites from the kitchens of Hog Island Oyster Bars and other talented chefs who have embraced the company’s sustainability ethos, this authoritative compendium showcases over 250 dishes from cuisines around the world, including regional favorites like San Francisco cioppino, Southern crayﬁsh étouﬀée, and New England clam chowder. Presenting a wide variety of cooking methods—such as steaming, roasting, grilling, pan-frying, and curing—along with illustrations for techniques like shucking oysters, opening clams, and ﬁlleting ﬁsh, this comprehensive cookbook will guide you through the basics of seafood preparation. And the extensive list of sauces, butters, and seasonings will help you turn your choice of seafood into a stellar dish.
The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood is a master class from a chef who shows home and professional cooks how to bring culinary gifts from the water to the table at their peak of perfection.
Includes Color Photographs
— GUY FIERI
“John Ash has been a great friend of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program almost from the beginning. He’s a passionate, articulate advocate for sustainable seafood, an incredible culinary educator, and a phenomenal chef. This beautiful recipe collection makes it easy for home cooks to discover for themselves how easy it is to prepare sustainably delicious seafood.”
— JULIE PACKARD, executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
“The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood is a stunning and comprehensive masterpiece! Chef John Ash not only has in-depth knowledge of his subject, equally important is his ability to present it clearly with all the details needed to reproduce the recipes with full success.”
— ROSE LEVY BERANBAUM, author of The Cake Bible and The Bread Bible
“This wonderful book is a testimonial to two legendary stewards of great food in America: Chef Ash has been a sage leader with an innate ability to create food tied beautifully to the California cornucopia; Hog Island Oyster Co. has been a superhero for sustainable aquaculture since 1983 and is not stopping anytime soon. Together they show you a guide to all seafood, something that has been lacking on my cookbook shelf.”
— CHEF HUGH ACHESON