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.
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.
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.
We spent our lives when first at the seaside consulting this and continue to do so.
First published in 1972. One of the most intellingent book of its time.
Food writer and illustrator
It's a toss-up between this and North Atlantic - can I have both?
Perfect paperback for buying fish in markets abroad.
Author and food scholar
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University College Dublin
Chef and author
Food writer and broadcaster
Food writer, author and broadcaster
Artist, graphic designer and author