Good Catch

A Guide to Sustainable Fish and Seafood with Recipes from the World's Oceans

By Valentine Thomas (Author)


Pub Date 5/16/2023

ISBN 9781454946908

Format Hardcover



Good Catch

A Guide to Sustainable Fish and Seafood with Recipes from the World's Oceans

by Valentine Thomas
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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 cookbookit’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!



“One part advocacy, one part travelogue, and one part instruction come together to create a distinctive seafood cookbook that will satisfy palates and readers alike. Recommended for libraries looking to add a robust title with broad appeal to their seafood cookery shelves.” —Library Journal

“Valentine’s ability to enter another world to search for food is inspiring. Seeing her passion and care for the fish she catches made me respect her immensely. Good Catch captures that perfectly.” —Brad Leone, New York Times bestselling author of Field Notes for Food Adventure

“If the stories and accompanying underwater photos of heart thumping adventures in shark infested waters don’t convince you to don a wetsuit, her recipes – sumptuously portrayed by Atlanta photographer Andrew Thomas Lee and prop stylist Thom Driver - might tempt you to push your limits in the kitchen. – Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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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.

Title Details

Pages 304 pages, all in color

Trim 9.12 x 10.8 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can/Mexico

Category Cookbooks, Food & Drink