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Cornish Fishing and Seafood by Carol Trewin and Adam Woolfitt
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Did you know that more than 50 species of fish and shellfish are regularly landed in Cornwall? Or that stocks of most of these are thriving?
Carol Trewin and Adam Woolfitt have already collaborated on three books including, 'Gourmet Cornwall' and 'The Devon Food Book'. Both 'Gourmet Cornwall' and 'Cornish Fishing and Seafood' won the Gourmand World Cook Book Award for Best Local Cook Book in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Sadly Carol died 14th October 2009 after a three-year battle with leukaemia. There have been many tributes to Carol's courageous nature, both as a writer and champion of the wests finest foods. Click here to visit Carol Trewin's tribute page..
Cornish Fishing and Seafood won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2006 for the Best Local Cookbook published in English in the UK. Previous winners in English include Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are regarded as the Oscars of food and drink books, and attract some 6,000 entries from 65 countries. Winners are selected for the author whose personality and heart shines throughout the book; for their high quality of production and printing, and as a user-friendly book that respects and understands the reader.
Cornish Fishing and Seafood is the key to eating more locally sourced fish. It tells the true story of the Cornish fishing industry, and why we must love and cherish it. (Gordon Ramsay)
Here's something to celebrate: a book about the fishing industry that's not full of tales of threatened stocks and livelihoods .. an uplifting study of a vibrant sector with a bright future. (Coast, issue 14, September/October 2006)
Through 256 full-colour pages of carefully researched documentary and glorious shots, they create a comprehensive and panoramic record of the Cornish fishing industry today ..
Carol Trewin has broadcast and written on farming, food and the countryside in a wide range of programmes and publications, but this must surely be the most comprehensive and pertinent publication she has yet produced.
.. Carol Trewin is someone who tackles the subject of food with a passion ..
(Western Morning News, 30.09.06)
A comprehensive and balanced overview of the fishing industry in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly ..
Carol Trewin is Cornwalls leading food writer. .. She is an evangelist, standing in the front-line of defending farming and fishing from the predations of bureaucrats and supermarkets. ..
Packed with dramatic testimony from Cornish fishing folk and merchants .. the book covers the history, the trials and tribulations and the future of the industry .. Thoroughly absorbing.
(The Eden Project, Friends Magazine, no. 24, Winter 2006)
..deserves to be widely read. It makes an outstanding contribution to our understanding of an industry that is both warp and weft to Cornwall. Carol Trewin writes with authority, sensitivity and imagination about every aspect of Cornish Fishing and seafood.
(Coast Project, Newsletter, Autumn 2006)
a perfect Christmas gift (Cornwall Today December 2006)
a voyage of discovery that also includes history and politics (Western Morning News 16.12.06)
.. whether you are a cook, a fish connoisseur, a fisherman or someone interested in the sea and its sustainability, you will find something to interest you.
(Cornish Worldwide Winter 2006)
.. a lively and fascinating overview ..
(This England, Summer 2007)
This is a gorgeous, full-colour volume (photographer Adam Woolfitt does fantastic work) .. but its a book you should read. Its a serious, worrying and inspiring book..
(Mostly Food Journal, May 2008)
Cornish Fishing and Seafood was featured at the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival in September 2006
Alison Hodge - ISBN 0906720427
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