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The Row 34 Cookbook


THE ROW 34 COOKBOOK: STORIES AND RECIPES FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD OYSTER BAR, award-winning chef Jeremy Sewall brings his popular New England oyster bars to the page.  With more than 120 recipes for the home cook, this beautifully photographed cookbook celebrates oyster-bar culture along with the people that bring the restaurant to life.  With his inventive interpretations of seafood classics such as fried oysters, smoked salmon, chowder, and fish and chips, Sewall shares the recipes that have made Row 34 one of the northeast’s most beloved seafood experience. Embedded in three great communities—Boston, MA, Burlington, MA and Portsmouth, NH—Row 34 continues to build relationships with farmers, fisherman, the sea and the communities surrounding them.

Chapters cover Row 34 favorites, plus smoked and cured preparations; whole fish preparations; composed dishes; and essential sauces and sides. Throughout are practical “how-to” instructionals, an essential guide for preparing seafood, a helpful oyster primer, as well as profiles of experts from a fishmonger to fishermen.  Full of easy-to-make recipes and rich storytelling, THE ROW 34 COOKBOOK is for anyone who appreciates the briny taste of raw oysters and delectable seafood.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Acclaimed Boston chef, restaurateur and seafood authority Jeremy Sewall has worked in kitchens around the globe, from the Relais & Chateau White Barn Inn, to Boston’s iconic L’Espalier, to one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement, The Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, California. He is the author of the James Beard–nominated cookbook The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal RecipesErin Byers Murray is a journalist specializing in food and wine, and the author of cookbooks and Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm. James Beard award–winning chef Renee Erickson runs several Seattle restaurants, including the Walrus and the Carpenter.  Food photographer and author Michael Harlan Turkell’s work has appeared in numerous publications; his cookbooks include Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar.

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