Mrs Beeton's Fish & Seafood
By Isabella Beeton
The complete guide to cooking fish and seafood by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.
Mrs Beeton knew that a fish recipe was the staple to hearty family cooking. With a focus on seasonality and local produce, Mrs Beeton created the best mouth-watering fish and shellfish dishes for the British kitchen. From fish pie, smoked haddock, soused mackerel and potted shrimp, this cook book will give you the know-how to prepare and cook fresh and delicious recipes for all of the family, all year round.
All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.
- Other details
- ISBN: 9780297866862
- Publication date: 08 Nov 2012
- Page count: 96
Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London in 1836 and grew up in a household of 21 children. Her style, imparting information as clearly as possible, was hugely influential and the enduring popularity of MRS BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT is a testament to the quality of her advice.
Gerard Baker is a chef, food writer, broadcaster and historian. He has written extensively for THE TIMES, THE KITCHEN GARDEN and BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE, and has been a specialist food contributor for BBC's national news networks and programmes for over 12 years. He has made numerous television appearances, most notably on the judging panel on Rosemary Schrager's SCHOOLS FOR COOKS and as the food historian to the Hairy Bikers on the MUMS KNOW BEST tour.
They're slim, informative and ideal for those 'Bugger, how do I joint a chicken?' moments. — EMERALD STREET
Household management made easy — THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
A set of six lovingly crafted, bite-sized books based on recipes from the original domestic goddess — THE MAIL ON SUNDAY YOU MAGAZINE
These abbreviated updates - cleverly divided for our ease and with forewords by modern foodie stars - contain 220 original recipes, with helpful asides by co-author Gerard Baker on modern means of sourcing and preparing ingredients. — THE INDEPENDENT
The inimitable Mrs Beeton's wisdom is here collected in six books - covering everything from 'Cakes and Bakes' to 'Chicken, Other Birds and Game' - each with forewords by today's most celebrated chefs, from Mark Hix to Thomasina Miers, all extolling the great woman's genius and paying homage to this country's first celebrity chef. — ABSOLUTELY CHELSEA/ ABSOLUTELY FULHAM