It is a great pleasure to be asked to introduce this book. I have watched with interest the progress of Ian McAndrew and have always wished him well with his task of bringing good food to the people of Canterbury. Despite its proximity to the sea, I feel sure that Ian, like me, has found a lack of enthusiasm for fish from some of the English, which belies the fact that their island is surrounded by prime fishing grounds. They have, for example, assigned that wonderful fish the cod to be buried in batter and thrown into a sea of oil. I hope that many people will begin to learn from the book how to properly cook some good fresh fish.