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Have you ever wondered how many servings of fish and chips are sold in the UK every year? Why women, on average, catch bigger fish than men? Or what the last meal served onboard the Titanic consisted of? If so, enjoy this second helping of The Little Book of the Sea series, which gathers together facts, figures, lore and trivia about all things edible from the sea. From recipes gathered from around the world, to instructions for eating pufferfish (the world's deadliest delicacy), to the official explanation of how Popeye the Sailor discovered the strength-enhancing capabilities of spinach, The Little Book of the Sea: Food and Drink contains a smorgasbord of useful, useless and altogether intriguing information. So tie on a bib and pull up a chair - we're serving up a feast of delicious details about the ocean's greatest bounty: seafood!
|Publication date:||7th September 2009|
|Categories:||Cooking with fish & seafood, Maritime history, Trivia & quiz question books,|
Lorenz Schroeter was born in 1960. He is a travel journalist and author of several books, including Skylarks and Scuttlebutts (Granta 2007). He spent two years cycling round the world, and then lived for three years on a tiny car-free island off Hong Kong. He has visited over 100 countries and currently lives in Berlin. Alan Bance, translator, is Professor Emeritus in German studies at the University of Southampton.More About Lorenz Schroter