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Rick Stein's Seafood Odyssey [Hardcover]

Rick Stein
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7 Jan 1999
Presenting over 100 seafood recipes, this book takes readers on a tour of the world in search of the ideas, techniques and ingredients on which they are based. Among the places visited are Chesapeake Bay, the Carolinas, the small Australian town of Noosa, Goa, and the Thai village of Hua Hin.


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1999 Reprint edition (7 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563384409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563384403
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rick Stein is a well-loved and respected chef, TV presenter and author who has produced an array of award-winning books and television series, including Rick Stein's Seafood, Seafood Lover's Guide, Taste of the Sea, Food Heroes, French Odyssey, Mediterranean Escapes and most recently Coast to Coast. All of his books and programmes show a commitment to good-quality produce, sustainable fishing and good husbandry.

Rick owns four restaurants, a delicatessen, a patisserie, a seafood cookery school and forty guest bedrooms in the small fishing port of Padstow, Cornwall. In 2003, Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country Tourism. He divides his time between Padstow and Australia, which he regards as his second home.

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Exotic spices, traditional fare and flavours from throughout the world can be found in abundance in the latest Rick Stein offering-Seafood Odyssey.

From the classic cookery of France to the Far East and Thailand, Rick Stein has undertaken a personal journey to bring back flavours from Europe and more exotic climes. Travelling with his curiosity and the childlike delight in discovering new flavours, he has sampled each country's unique cooking styles, tastes and textures and bound them up in a book to enjoy in all kitchens and, of course, on all dinner tables! Culinary classics like the Charleston Seafood Gumbo, Baked Whole Sea Bass (with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, anchovies and potatoes) and Kedgeree of Arbroath Smokies, are mixed in with more unusual dishes such as Indian Sardine and Potato Curry Puffs, Singapore Chilli Crab and the French Tarte aux Moules (highly recommended).

In addition to providing clear and concise recipes with mouth-watering pictures of the finished dish, there are also delicate watercolours illustrating the groups of different fish and shellfish. Rick Stein's love of the many varieties of fruits de mer shines through as he describes each ingredient and recipe with loving flair and encourages the reader to experiment with seafood in the kitchen. --Rebecca Loades

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With more than 150 fish recipes from around the world, this is a must-have cookbook for anyone who loves seafood --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
I have to say this is a great recipe book. As a keen, but novice cook, one of the best bits is the introduction where Rick explains, with photos, how to prepare fish. It certainly took the mystery out of it for me.
But the highest recommendation I can give is that I have been lucky enough to eat at Rick's Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall and attempted to recreate my meal using this book. I must say that the results were amazing - my Kingfish curry tasted almost exactly like my main course in the restaurant and it was even pretty easy to make!
(Only 4 stars, because, as the previous reviewer says, photos for each recipe would be preferable.)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
The book is an excellent collection of seafood recipes to treasure and try. It complements the TV series which it accompanies in managing to convey Rick's enthusiasm and passion for his work. I was in the UK when it was shown on TV early this year and was hooked for the entire series. His anecdotes for each recipe makes absorbing reading even for those who do not often go into the kitchen. His joie de vivre is especially infectious and is an inspiration to me. The book was a gift from a friend and I shall treasure it. My only complaint would be that not every recipe has a picture to accompany it. Apart from that, one of my dreams now is to have a meal at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow one day and I suppose I can give no higher compliment than that.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK 8 Nov 2004
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is great but if you want a great Rick Steins cookbook you cant go past "Seafood", it contains recipes from all of his other books and more. This is a good guide to his TV series, but for a complete seafood guide get a hold of his Seafood cookbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars seafood odyssey 3 Feb 2014
By JAY
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
love this book bought it from the secondhand section and it is as they said in their description it was in very good condition and a very good addition to my cookery shelf
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