Our cookbook “Simmering the Sea”
Want to diversify your local seafood diet, but don’t know how? Let this book be your guide!
Simmering the Sea is an underwater culinary adventure where you will meet (and learn how to prepare) forty underappreciated fish and shellfish that populate the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Sample species as varied as the coastal slipper limpet to the deep-water Acadian redfish, while learning how each one contributes to a flourishing ecosystem in the sea. Produced through a partnership between the University of Rhode Island, the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, and Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts, this is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind cookbook that can serve as your manual for a more intimate and balanced relationship with the marine ecosystems off New England’s shores.
The "Eat like a fish” Report is out!
We are excited to release the results from our Eat Like a Fish citizen science research project!
This one-of-a-kind research project included weekly shopping expeditions, home cooking experiments, and adventurous dinner table taste tests. Eighty six citizen scientists journeyed to seafood markets, supermarkets, farmers’ markets, and seaside fishing piers, stalking 52 New England seafood species for 26 weeks (at a rate of four randomly assigned species per person per week), making note of where they found them and where they didn’t. When they found them, they took them home for dinner. Their data gives a first glimpse into how well New England’s retail marketplace reflects the diversity of wild seafood in nearby ocean ecosystems, and helps explain why these mismatches exist, and what can be done to correct them.
our next event: May 28 Lecture in STONINGTON
We will hit the road to share the results from our six month Eat Like a Fish citizen science project and the inspiration behind our cookbook Simmering the Sea!
Our first stop on the tour will take place Tuesday May 28, 2019 at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in Stonington, ME. Join us for a fun and engaging discussion about the importance of diversifying New Englanders’ diets to eat a more representative variety of local seafood. We are excited to partner with the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries; their executive director Paul Anderson was one of the citizen scientists who made the Eat Like a Fish project possible!