BOTTOMFEEDER: HOW TO EAT ETHICALLY IN A WORLD OF VANISHING SEAFOOD
Author: Taras Grescoe
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), May 2009
Updated with new material. The story of a seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent meal. A balanced & practical guide to eating- newly updated for the paperback edition - it explains which fish are best for the environment, the seas, & our bodies. 5.5 x8 inches, 336 pgs.
Just when opting for omega-3-rich seafood is being recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics, & diminishing fish stocks. Is it still even good for us? Bottomfeeder is the story of a seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent meal. A balanced & practical guide to eating- newly updated for the paperback edition - it explains which fish are best for the environment, the seas, & our bodies.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"If you're a seafood lover, pick up this guide to which fish are the best for our bodies & which are best for the environment." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Research that brings muckraking books such as Fast Food Nation to mind." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Grescoe takes us on an international tour of controversial cuisines-shark fin soup in China, whale sashimi in Japan, monkfish tail in New York City-meanwhile offering an overview of the corrupt practices that have put the oceans (& our health) in danger." - Salon
"Grescoe's tale hits all the right notes. It's an entre you'll remember." - Fortune Small Business
"Bottomfeeder is Rescoe's storya starting point for reflecting on where each of us draws the line about what's acceptable to eat & what's not." - Gastronomica
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Taras Grescoe is the author of The Devil's Picnic, The End of Elsewhere, & Sacre Blues, which was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust Award & was a national bestseller in Canada. His work appears in major publications all over the United States, the UK, & Canada, including National Geographic, the Independent, the Guardian, Cond Nast Traveller (U.K.), National Geographic Traveler, & the New York Times. He lives in Montreal.