"An invaluable source for seafood lovers everywhere, leaving you hungry to bring these inspired dishes into your own kitchen."--Emeril Lagasse
"Not only is this a book to cook from, it’s a book from which to carve an understanding of Florida."--Norman Van Aken
"Filled with beautiful photos, amazing recipes, and great stories, Good Catch exposes the real Florida."--Stephanie Izard, winner of Top Chef Season 4, executive chef at Chicago’s Girl and the Goat, and author of Girl in the Kitchen
"Being a chef and native of South Florida, I am so proud to see a book using all of our bountiful delicacies. The recipes are delicious, and I love the use of classic ideas with modern twists."-- Michelle Bernstein, James Beard Foundation award-winning chef and author of Cuisine á Latina
"A book to be cherished and devoured! Good Catch is filled with tantalizing, easy-to- follow recipes."--Susan Puckett, coauthor of Eat Drink Delta
"A deep treasure chest of seasonal coastal Florida recipes and intimate storytelling about the people who catch, cook, and serve the Sunshine State’s underwater bounty."--Jeff Houck, food editor, Tampa Tribune
"A wonderful trip along coastal Florida, including well-known places and also some of Florida’s hidden treasures. The recipes show how seafood is enjoyed by the people who make their living on Florida’s most precious resource."--John Solomon, president, Florida Seafood Festival
"Everything I look for in a Florida cookbook. Good Catch puts readers in the story and gives them the tools and background to make Florida seafood favorites as if they caught it themselves."--Justin Timineri, executive chef/ culinary ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Surrounded by water on three sides with an inland maze of lakes, rivers, streams, and springs, Florida has a fishing culture unlike any other state and with it comes an abundance of delectable recipes. Following their award-winning Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans, authors Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson take readers on a journey to savor the bounty of the state’s countless waterways and bring these distinctly Floridian recipes from the sea to your table.
In Good Catch, the authors befriend the fishermen, the frog giggers, and the shrimpers whose pride in their hard work is near tangible and whose joy comes from spending time so close to nature. Their stories, evoking a way of life that has endured for generations, will transform you--if you have not been already--into a champion of local fishermen.
From amberjack to snook, from roasted Apalachicola oysters to steamed spiny lobster from the Florida Keys--plus, all the accompanying starters, salads, and sides--Good Catch brings Sunshine State flavor into your kitchen.
Pam Brandon is a food and travel writer and managing editor of Edible Orlando. She is the author of numerous books, including the Delicious Disney cookbook series. Katie Farmand is a food stylist, recipe developer, and editor of Edible Orlando. Her recipes have appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, the Tampa Tribune, and the Palm Beach Post. Heather McPherson, a past president of the Association of Food Journalists, is the food editor and restaurant critic for the Orlando Sentinel. Good Catch is her seventh cookbook on southern foods.
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Award of Appreciation, Agricultural Institute of Florida - 2014
SIBA Book Award Long List - 2015
Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter Writing & Photography Award - 2015
Would make [a] quite charming hostess [gift] this season.-- Haute Living
You just might lose track of time listening to their stories.-- Southern Foodways Alliance
The book is packed with great ideas even if the closest you get to fresh fish is the glass case at the supermarket.-- Charlotte Observer
It’s simply a gorgeous book from cover to cover.-- NWF Daily News
Plunges deep into Florida culinary traditions.-- Garden & Gun
Showcases the bounty of the watery Sunshine State.-- Edible Palm Beach
Showcases the state’s bounty of local fish and seafood and the devoted souls who harvest and cook them, from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys.-- The Palm Beach Post
No road is too narrow, no fishing hole too remote for author Pam Brandon and her team, who trek through Florida’s wetlands and shoreline in search of seafood recipes that reflect the diverse bounty of the Gulf. Good Catch crisscrosses the state in stories, recipes and delicious photos, uncovering uncommonly good recipes for oyster stew, guava-glazed mahimahi, Creole lobster and cocktails to match. -- 360 West
The stories will charm you whether you’re a sucker for manatee nostrils peeking out of the water or you love stories about Floridians…. Good Catch is what happens when thoughtful, passionate women collaborate… [and] makes a great gift for anyone who loves food, fishing, folks and Florida.-- Miami Dish
By linking our waters and fisherfolk and generations of Floridians’ symbiotic relationship to the sea with what appears on our tables they create a cookbook as much for reading as for consulting recipes. -- Miami Herald
A fantastic guide.... Good Catch is brimming with beautiful photos, delicious recipes and stories straight from the fishermen bringing you their daily haul.-- Unwind
A delicious and warm introduction to the "hard-working farmers of the sea" as well as the state's fish and seafood bounty.-- Chicago Tribune
An authentic cookbook that takes the guesswork out of preparing the "best of Florida." Yep. There’s no "catch" with this cooking guide. It’s all about Florida seafood couples with local ingredients....The guide also tells interesting tales of the historic fishing villages along with profiles of hard working fishermen (and women) who bring "freshness" to our tables.-- Authentic Florida
Getting your hands on high-quality local food is step one. Figuring out what to do with it in the kitchen is a whole ‘nother challenge. Thankfully, we have Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson.-- Sarasota Herald-Tribune
An authentic cookbook that takes the guesswork out of preparing the ‘best of Florida.’-- Florida Today
Makes it easy to eat what’s in peak thanks to recipes organized by season. Orlando Sentinel