Thursday, February 18, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: Fishes & Dishes

Fishes & Dishes is a collection of recipes and stories by sisters Kiyo and Tomi Marsh and friend Laura Cooper, with contributions from women like us -- women who have worked in commercial fishing in Alaska.

--From the Introduction to Fishes and Dishes: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska's Commercial Fisherwomen by Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper.

OK, that sentence is a little dry, and the switch from third to first person, while understandable, is awkward. But this has all the makings of a terrific book, so I'll cut them some slack.

There are plenty of other books that have been sitting on my Guilt List longer than this one has. But it is too tempting to pass up. I already know that I'll be getting it for my adventuresome friend Tracey for her birthday -- even though I think it may inspire her to buy a fishing boat and sail the seas.


Sharon said...

Sounds like an interesting cookbook!I lived in alaska when I was young, so things like this interest me. Hope you enjoy it.

Becky said...

I like cook books that have a bit of a story to them. I have heaps of cook books which I love looking through, but I very rarely cook anything from them!!

Rose City Reader said...

Sharon -- Thanks! I think I will. I've never lived in Alaska, but I live in Oregon, so I have a bit of that whole rugged Northwest thing. I'll partake vicariously, though. :)

Becky -- I'm the same way. I cook a lot, but I rarely open one of my many, many cookbooks. One of my blogging goals is to make a cookbook list and then make a new recipe from every one of them.

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