Consider the Eel
A Natural and Gastronomic History New edition
By (author) Richard Schweid
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Consider the Eel by Richard Schweid
Book DescriptionA culinary and cultural history of how the eel, once a staple of the world's diet, has become despised in America and a delicacy abroad. Outside of sushi houses and the rare four-star restaurant, most Americans would never think to eat eel, but throughout Europe and Asia you can find it grilled, smoked, stewed, jellied, skewered, fried, baked, sauted, and even cooked into an omelet. In Consider the Eel, acclaimed writer Richard Schweid takes the reader on a journey to show how this rich yet mild-tasting fish is a vibrant part of the world culture. Discover how eels, from their birth in the Sargasso Sea to their eventual end as a piece of kabayaki or as part of an Italian Christmas dinner, are one of our oldest and least understood gifts from the sea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306813313
(210mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Schweid
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Based on in-depth reporting from five major cities, this book looks backward at the historical context of family homelessness, as well as forward at what needs to be done to alleviate this widespread, although often hidden, poverty. It is suitable for anyone who wants to know what is happening to the millions of families living in poverty.
Cockroach Papers, Paperback (June 2015)
Skittering figures of urban legend - and a ubiquitous reality - cockroaches are nearly as abhorred as they are ancient. This book shows that, while some species of these evolutionary superstars do indeed plague our kitchens and restaurants, exacerbate our asthma, and carry disease, our belief in their total villainy is ultimately misplaced.
Octopus, Paperback (October 2013)
Octopus documents the long and multi-faceted relationship between human and cephalopod. The book relates both what is known and unknown about the mind of an octopus, as well as detailing the animal's remarkable natural and cultural history.
Eel, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Richard Schweid
Although it might seem the most mundane of fish when pulled from the mud of creeks, ponds, rivers or the sea, the eel's life cycle is one of the most remarkable on the planet. The author chronicles these creatures in all their aspects: their natural history to their market value; their occurence in art and literature; and their threatened status.
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Author Biography - Richard Schweid
Richard Schweid was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and now lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he is senior editor of the magazine Barcelona Metropolitan. His popular books include Catfish and the Delta: Confederate Fish Farming in the Mississippi Delta, Hot Peppers: The Story of Cajuns and Capsicum, and The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore.
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