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Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

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Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

frankiii | Aug 14, 2006 07:06 PM

Has anyone read this yet? I heard an interview with the writer over the weekend and went to the book store and picked up a copy. Sat up until about 1 reading last night and hit a little bit of it today, probably finish it tonight. So far it is a very interesting story, at times it stumbles with a clunky phrase or two or by trying to create more of a drama than a fish story may be able to provide, but a fun and brisk read all the same. Anyone else read this yet?

For those who don't know what I am talking about "Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish" is about the rise of Chilean Sea Bass in American cooking and the devastation increased demand had on this slow to reproduce fish. Oh yeah, there are pirate fishing boats, high seas adventure and a lot of insight into how foods gain acceptance in our country. There is plenty of food talk too. A fun read.

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