• Cyril McAree

From Tide to Table by Georgina Campbell

A new edition of Ireland’s original ‘seafood bible’, Georgina Campbell’s From Tide to Table’ - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Seafood is in bookshops now.

Designed to help even the most reluctant of home cooks to feel comfortable shopping for and cooking seafood, ‘From Tide to Table’ is a handsome paperback covering everything from snacks and easily prepared family meals to seafood dishes for special occasions.

Much more than just a cookbook, ‘From Tide to Table’ is a complete user guide to buying, preparing and cooking the wide variety of fish and seafood caught in Irish waters. While seafood is enormously popular in restaurants, home cooks often lack the confidence to serve it, but ‘From Tide to Table’demonstrates the ease of preparing and cooking seafood, and offers home cooks practical information on all the basic cooking methods along with healthy seafood recipes for every occasion.

With photographs by acclaimed food photographer, Paul Sherwood, this stylish and user-friendly ‘How To’ cookbook offers over 60 practical and seriously delicious recipes, including some specialities from seafood restaurants around the country.

‘From Tide to Table’ explains the health benefits of seafood, provides a detailed fish identification, shopping and preparation guide - and gives hints on how to encourage children to enjoy fish. Against a backdrop of Ireland’s responsible fishing methods and initiatives, descriptive mini-features on the various species and some of the people who work with them (at oyster farms and salmon smokehouses, for example), lend a unique personality to this vividly illustrated book - and this new edition includes features on seaweed and foreshore foraging, and also freshwater trout farming.

So for anyone who likes seafood but does not feel confident enough to cook it at home or for those unsure of how to prepare it or what to serve with seafood, this is the book for them. Include ‘From Tide to Table’ on your Christmas wish list this year and enjoy cooking delicious Irish seafood meals for many years to come.

First published in hardback in 2008, in association with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, Georgina Campbell’s ‘From Tide to Table’ - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Seafood has become a modern classic. The new edition is available from bookshops nationwide (Epicure Press) and online at www.ireland-guide.com priced €20 (free p&p within Ireland).

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