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on 24 July 2003
This book is lovely. Certainly a rewarding labour of love from the author Mandy Bruce. If you love seafood and slightly raggle taggle but magical British fishing towns, as I do, this is the one for you.
After reading all the delicious recipes I can't wait to go to Whitstable now and sample the delights of Wheelers restaurant.
Christian Furr's illustrations add charm to the proceedings. A seaside treat!
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on 1 September 2006
More than just recipes from Britain's Most Special Seafood Restaurant......

'There are salty tales and recipes that will make you hungry just by reading them, fishy facts and tips so that you'll never be frightened when faced with cooking a fresh fish again.

From lobsters to winkles, from monkfish to mussels, from cod to crab, they are all here. And, then, of course there are the pearls of the sea, the Whitstable natives - the oysters.'

Think of Whitstable and you think of oysters - think of oysters and you think of 'Wheelers ...
'The Pearl of Kent' - The seaside town of Whitstable.

Wheelers
8 High Street
Whitstable
Kent

242 high quality, shiny pages split over 11 main chapters:

1. Oysters
2. Mussels & Cockles
3. Scallops & Clams
4. Shrimps &, Prawns
5. Lobster & Crab
6. Winkles, Whelks & Eels
7. Flat Fish
8. Round Fish
9. Oily Fish
10. Pies, Tarts & Flans
11. Soups, Sauces, Oils & More

Opens with 'The Seafarers Hymn', then sections entitled:

* Welcome to Wheelers
* Cooks Notes(which include conversion tables)
* Wheeler's Menus
* Recipes at a Glance
* Glossary

with an alphabetical index and a bibliography.

Charming illustrations from Christian Furr.

Recipes include:

* Angels on Horseback with Watercress Salad
* Beefsteak and Oyster Sauce
* Clam Chowder
* Lobster Thermidor
* Glazed Lemon Sole Fillets topped with a Tomato & Cucumber Salsa
* Whole Dover Sole layered with Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce
* Baked Fillets of Brill
* Pot Roasted Turbot
* Pan Fried Halibut
* A Sunday Tea of Winkles
* An 18th Century Cod Stew
* Mayonnaise
* Pastries
* Making Jellied Eels
* Trout Forestiere
* Fish Soup
* Welsh Rarebit Mixture
* Herb Oil
* Béchamel Sauce

'Whelks - you either love them or loathe them -whelks are an acquired taste'; followed by directions for 'cooked whelks'.
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on 10 September 2013
Not only does it have very good, if somewhat complicated, recipes it also has a lot of interesting information about Whitstable and its history. In fact it is a good reading book as well as a recipe book.
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on 8 June 2009
This is a very instructive book about both Weelers a traditional fish restaurant and the fishing customs in Whistable and the Thames estuary.
There are many fish and moluscs recipies well explained and uncomplicated.
Well recomended.
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on 28 June 2009
Lovely book. Lovely recipes with many photo's of averything fishy. We love Whitstable and this book just adds to our enjoyment.
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on 2 May 2013
most enjoyable book the history of Wheelers is interesting & the recipes mouth watering.
I look forward to trying them
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on 2 February 2012
Just as ordered. You want the book and to order it is simple and easy. I'm happy as is the wife!
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on 28 August 2016
Excellent, really good read, recipes and illustrations. Loved it
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