THE MERMAID HANDBOOK
The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaids Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life.
Over 40 healthy and accessible recipes, developed by author Taylor Widrig of Mermaid Fare, a Nova Scotia–based company specializing in wild and cultivated sea vegetables, include scrumptious starters like Mermaid Kaiso Seaweed Salad, new classics like Dulse, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich and Creamy Wakame Casserole, as well as healthy snacks like Smoothie Bowls and Energy Bites, and even homemade beauty products, such as the Coconut Sea Hair Mask―for that salty sea-hair.
Includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley with everything you've ever wanted to know about seaweeds and original 2-colour illustrations by artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie).
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first saw this book. Being in the cooking section, I of course expected it to be, well yes, a cookbook. But as you will see, THE MERMAID HANDBOOK is so much more than that.
Packed full of mermaid information, THE MERMAID HANDBOOK opens with the chapter, Mermaid Folklore, introducing the reader to mermaids from around the world. The next chapter, The Mermaid Way, teaches us to embrace the mermaid in us all. From Cultivating Joy and Demonstrating Kindness to Beach Etiquette and taking care of our beaches and so much more. Then comes, Eating Healthy which leads to the cookbook portion of this delightful book.
Here’s a selection of recipes you’ll find in THE MERMAID HANDBOOK. Cranberry Morning Ocean Bars, Sea Pesto, Marinated Mushrooms and Cream Cheese Roll, Sushi Pizza. Salads with dressings such as Ocean Goddess, and Sundried Tomato. More great recipes include Miso Soup, Selkies’ Seafood Chowder, Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers, Salmon Lasagna with White Sauce and Spinach, Maritime Cauliflower Fried “Rice”, Micro Fudge Truffles, Raw Kiwi Coconut Lime Tart, and many more.
But wait, THE MERMAID HANDBOOK doesn’t end with recipes. Oh no. Any true mermaid needs to know about hair and skin care, so you’ll find some lovely tips here.
More? Well, yes. Mermaids seem have furry friends who like to have yummy treats, and you’ll find two recipes for your canine companions. Nothing for felines, but then, I doubt most mermaids are comfortable around cats. You know, what with their fish tails.
All in all, THE MERMAID HANDBOOK turned out to be much more than I expected, in a wonderful, whimsical way.
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