Good Catch: A Guide to Sustainable Fish and Seafood with Recipes from the World's Oceans (Hardcover)
A stunning and inspiring guide to selecting, preparing, and enjoying sustainable seafood, with 75 recipes, from a world-class spearfisherwoman.Growing up in Montreal, Valentine Thomas was not innately drawn to the water; in fact, it scared her. But later, dissatisfied with her work in corporate law and finance, she was introduced to a sport called spearfishing while on holiday in Ibiza. The ocean--which she had once feared--became her greatest passion, and she made fishing and diving her life's work. In Good Catch, Valentine shares her love for the bounty of waters around the world, as well as her enthusiasm and expertise for cooking fish and seafood in a sustainable way. The recipes, inspired by Valentine's favorite fishing destinations, are organized by region, and include both classic and creative preparations, such as Grilled Clams with Butter, Garlic, and Parsley, a Seafood Boil, Snapper Panzanella with Grapefruit, and Fish Head Nachos. Valentine also teaches readers the surprisingly simple skills they'll need to build a responsible repertoire of seafood recipes, provides tips for making the most eco-friendly choices, and discusses the best ways to prepare each and every type of fish, from raw dishes like ceviche to a baked whole fish. Illustrated by gorgeous photography of both the dishes and scenes from Valentine's dramatic dives, Good Catch is more than just a fish cookbook--it's an adventure into the world of delicious and sustainable seafood. Whether you are new to cooking fish or a seasoned pescatarian in search of more seafood cookbooks, Good Catch is sure to please
Valentine Thomas is a world-class spearfisherwoman, 170-foot free diver, sustainability-focused chef, entrepreneur, and influencer with a global platform. A Forbes magazine Changemaker, Valentine has appeared on stage at prestigious events including a TEDx Talk, the World Chef Summit, and the international EarthX conference. Born in Montreal, Thomas trained as a lawyer in Canada and worked in finance in London before leaving it all behind to pursue her true passion: the ocean. She has since traded the corporate world for the coast, and now travels the world fishing and diving.