Stephanie and Alex Villani have been hauling fish from the North Fork to NYC's Greenmarkets since 1990. 27 years of predawn assaults on the L.I.E. to bring fresh seafood right from the docks, long before farm-to-table and dock-to-dish were quite the rage they are today.
Along the way they have collected stories, friendships, hardships, successes and, of course, recipies.
Stephanie has collected these into a beautiful, rich book that is beyond a cookbook, but a glimpse inside the life.
Valuable details on types of seafood, care and handling, history of various fisheries and more fill these pages. The many beautiful, muted photos on elegant matte finish paper bring this volume a professional and finished look that every seafood loving home chef should be proud to own.