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Coastal Chef

Coastal Chef

By Claudine Tinellis


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Taking seaweed and algae beyond the ubiquitous sushi roll, this book is a must have for all who want to eat clean, sustainable food that tastes sensational and has maximum health benefits.

Paperback 260mm x 210mm portrait 258 pages Full Colour.

The Culinary Art of Seaweed and Algae in the 21st Century.

Nori, gim, zicai, laver … no matter where you’re from, you’ll almost certainly have a word that describes algae and seaweed as a food. Sometimes we eat it without knowing it.

Algae and seaweed have probably been eaten by humans as long as our species has existed. The earliest historical record of seaweed consumption goes back to 3000 BC in China, and there is good evidence the Irish and Scots have eaten seaweed for at least 4,000 years.

Australians, however, are just beginning to wake up to just how beneficial and tasty seaweed and algae can be. In a world obsessed with nutrient-poor junk or fast foods and the rising incidence of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes, it has never been more important for Australians to make responsible and ethical food choices.

The launch of this book coincides with the 5th Congress of the International Society of Applied Phycology to be held in Sydney in June 2014 - a forum dedicated to shining an international spotlight on potential algal applications in Australia and the development of our algae industry. There has never been a better time to educate Australians on the joys and benefits of eating seaweed and algae.

Taking some of the world’s leading seaweed and algae producers and partnering them with some of Australia’s most innovative chefs from the South Coast and beyond, this book will take you on a visually evocative, tantalizing journey in which you will become acquainted with culinary masters, drawing their inspiration from
the primal beauty of our pristine coastline.

Taking seaweed and algae beyond the ubiquitous sushi roll, this book is a must have for all who want to eat clean, sustainable food that tastes sensational and has maximum health benefits.

And who knows? One day you too may be inventing amazing new recipes to put seaweed and algae back in its rightful place as a nutritious and tasty part of our staple diet.

Comments

Prannie

This is SO exciting- well done to you all-looking forward to getting cracking on the prologue. Prannie

Shep Erhart, Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

This looks very very interesting. And if Prannie has anything to do with it, that's a clincher! I'm wondering who the woman is that came to you at the beginning of the year with the big idea? Glad you took her up on it.

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Coastal Chef

About The Author

Claudine Tinellis

I wrote my first story at the tender age of 11. I don’t know if I that was my defining moment, however, I’ve long known that I... View Profile