Simmering the Sea: Diverifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries
by Sarah Schumann
Join Sarah Schumann, co-author of Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries at Books on the Square for a rich and engaging discussion about her new book . She will reveal the ecological thinking behind the book and its enticing recipes, and talk about how the book builds on Eating with the Ecosystem’s “Eat like a fish!” citizen science project of 2016. Learn about what you can do to help New England balance our seafood diets with the variety of seafood that our local waters produce! Books will be available for purchase at the bookstore for $20. Book signing to follow the book discussion.
You've heard that variety is the spice of life, but did you know thateating a wide assortment of seafood can actually help sustain oceanecosystems? Simmering the Sea is an underwater culinary adventure whereyou will meet (and learn how to prepare) forty underappreciated fish and shellfish that populate the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Sample species as varied as the coastal slipper limpet to the deep-water Acadian redfish, while learning how each one contributes to a flourishing ecosystem inthe sea. Produced through a partnership between the University of RhodeIsland, the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, and Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts, this is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind cookbook that can serve as your manual for a more intimate and balanced relationship with the marine ecosystems off New England's shores.