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The Fishes and Dishes Cookbook

Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska's Commercial Fisherwomen

by Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper




Some of the most dangerous work in the world takes place on the commercial fishing grounds of Alaska, where crews must deal with gale-force winds, towering seas, long hours, and . . . Baked Salmon Wellington? 

Fishes & Dishes is a cookbook of 80 mouthwatering seafood recipes focusing on fresh Northwest and Pacific Rim flavors, influenced by the bounty of the Alaskan waters. Inside, you’ll also peek into the remarkable lives of the women who work in America’s deadliest industry. They share funny and sometimes harrowing stories of running their own boats crab fishing on the Bering Sea, long-lining for halibut and black cod, and tendering salmon in Southeast Alaska, all from the unique perspective of women working in a predominately male industry.

This fascinating book also offers tips for cleaning, preserving, and preparing fish, hints for pairing wine with seafood, a glossary of commercial fishing terms, an explanation of fishing methods, on-board fashion tips and information about sustainability.

Tomi Marsh has worked in the fishing industry twenty seven years. She is the owner and skipper of the F/V Savage, and has worked in many of the major fisheries in Alaska including crabbing in the Bering Sea. She lives in Ketchikan, Alaska.

“This cookbook is an extraordinary brew of super-tasty recipes, fashion tips, cool art, photos, great fishing stories, and a cocktail or two mixed in. Surely Fishes & Dishes will become a culinary classic.”
-Ray Troll



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