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Seafood Cooking For Dummies

By Leslie Beal Bloom and Marcie Ver Ploeg

Seafood Cooking For Dummies  
Seafood Cooking For Dummies is a one-of-a-kind book and a must-read for anyone interested in seafood. Far from just a cookbook, this book offers a variety of seafood information cleverly put together for easy reference.

...Carol A. Haltaman, National Fisheries Institute

Getting hooked on seafood is easy with Seafood Cooking For Dummies by Leslie Beal Bloom and Marcie Ver Ploeg. This comprehensive guide tackles every aspect of seafood, from identification, handling, shipping, and cooking, to web-sites on the subject—baits you into the kitchen with confidence!

From coast to coast, seafood is getting the thumbs-up from cooks, chefs, doctors, dietitians, and medical researchers. If you are skeptical about exactly what kind of fish to buy, Seafood Cooking For Dummies, comes complete with a whole fish selection guide to start you off with exactly which kind of fish will suit your palate. This book explains the proper tools to buy, cook with and to cook on, and delves into the best way to prepare your choice of seafood, whether it be grilling, flying, stir-frying, broiling, baking, as well as many more. Plus, it is packed with tons of delicious recipes!

The "Parts of Ten" section, located in the back of the book, includes useful information such as, top ten seafood restaurants, great seafood festivals, top ten oyster bars, must "sea" web-sites as well as shore-to-door seafood shippers! Whether it is a back-yard clam bake, cooking calamari for Christmas, rolling your own sushi or wanting to know the perfect utensil for grilling, Seafood Cooking For Dummies has all the answers. Also, like other For Dummies books, sprinkled throughout are the hilarious cartoons by Rich Tennant, so even if you're not a cook you can appreciate seafood humor!

Leslie Beal Bloom is the author of two other cookbooks and has published many articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bon Appetite, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and elsewhere. Leslie consults, designs recipes, and teaches for companies and associations. She is the past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and holds a bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

Marcie Ver Ploeg grew up on an Iowa farm where living off the land was a way of life. As founder and partner of VP Communications in Pittsford, NY, she offers food clients a broad spectrum of marketing services. Besides co-authoring this cookbook, she has also written two other cookbooks.

Buy the Book!


Seafood Cooking For Dummies
By Leslie Beal Bloom and Marcie Ver Ploeg
IDG Books Worldwide
Paperback, $19.99
ISBN: 0-7645-5177-9
Information provided by the publisher.


Seafood Cooking For Dummies



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