In this unique and comprehensive book Bart van Olphen travels around the world to visit the most sustainable fisheries. Along with the world-renowned photographer David Loftus, Bart recounts his journey where he lived, fished and cooked with the men, women and children of the world's fishing communities. Highlighting fishermen who responsibly catch their fish and are an example to the rest of the world, Bart's enthusiasm for environmentally responsible fishing is prevalent throughout his recipes, underlining both how easy it is to cook delicious fish dishes, but also to help ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy it.
In more than 100 recipes pulled from all over the world, Bart covers everything from a simple supper to a celebratory feast. From French classics like Salmon Gravlax and Salt-cod Brandade to Spanish Boquerones (pickled anchiovies), Canadian Crab Cannelloni and Sardinian Fregola Vongole (a pasta dish made with fresh clams) to Nasi Goreng (an Indonesian prawn stir-fry) and cooking with sea vegetables like samphire and seaweed to creating the perfectly zesty Ceviche, Bart offers clear descriptions and step-by-step instructions for preparing and cooking simple and more complicated fish dishes. So whether you are able to fillet and gut a red mullet or are a first-time feaster, you'll find everything you need to know in this wonderful book. With extensive photography the book serves as both a guide to fish from around the world, telling the personal stories behind the fisheries, and a compilation of recipes that make the most of responsibly sourced fish for everyday, special occasions; now and for the future.
Bart van Olphen actively promotes cooking with sustainable seafood and has done so for many years. He was presented with the title of the world's most sustainable seafood entrepreneur in 2008, and travels the world looking for the stories behind the fish. Fishing communities all over the globe have inspired him to develop a range of fish products that tell their stories. His Fish Tales range is available in Waitrose. He presents on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube Network and regularly appears on Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Food Fight (Channel 4).