Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Give Fishes & Dishes for the holidays!

The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook makes a wonderful Christmas present, AND you can support your local independent bookstore at the same time! It's also fabulous partnered with Klawock Oceanside, Inc. smoked salmon for an extra special gift!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Book Signing & Wine Tasting with Laura Cooper & Kelly Barry

Join Author Laura Cooper and Contributor Kelly Barry as they share fishing stories & wine pairing tips while sampling delicious bites from the Fishes & Dishes Cookbook.

Thursday, November 10,  at 7 pm

Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117


Thursday, September 22, 2011

NW Bookfest

Laura Cooper will be part of a panel discussion entitled "Cooking Northwest Style" at the 2011 NW Bookfest in Kirkland, Washington.

When? October 2nd at 4 pm
Where? Community Center Lobby Meeting Room

She'll be appearing alongside Joe Fitpatrick (author of Strictly Sundays) and John Howie of Seastar Restaurant.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tomi Talks Crab

Here's another video on our YouTube channel of Tomi talking about crab fishing, and making an early version of the Alaskan Seafood Bake. This video was taken by our good friend and F&D contributor Stefani Smith, (pre-rationalization in 2005) as part of a series for the Alaskan ferries and cruise ships, and partially sponsored by the Alaskan Brewing Co.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sierra Club Magazine

Fishes & Dishes got a surprise mention in the Sierra Club Magazine! Check out the link for the page of Alaskan centric titles in this months issue.

Thanks to Joely for spotting this!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kiyo demonstrates how to kill, clean and cook a crab!


This video was taken last summer on the F/V Savage in Neets Bay, Alaska.
Offscreen commentary provided by videographer Jake Buehrig and Tomi Marsh

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beware Fish Fraud

Here's an interesting article about "fish fraud". Stores and restaurants selling the consumer something other than what they are paying for. In NYC I am seeing a lot of fish being labeled as "organic" (there is no such thing) and recently saw a coho being sold as wild Alaskan sockeye. It's all a bit fishy...


Friday, April 22, 2011

Northern Lights Auktion in Ballard

Support the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard at their annual Northern Lights Dinner Auktion on May 1, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and bid on such great items as the Fishes & Dishes Cookbook, paired with a chef's apron and a cedar plank for grilling! Laura will be on hand to sign and personalize the books.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Sitka sac roe herring fishery, 2011

The Sitka sac roe herring fishery opened April 1. Check out this video of the Infinite Grace  (at about minute 2) rolling hard over with a big set!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fishes & Dishes a finalist for cookbook of the year from ForeWord Reviews!


Metropolitan Markets

Kiyo will be signing books at the Metropolitan Markets this Sunday, March 20th

12 - 2 @ the Admiral store  in West Seattle
4 - 6 @ the Queen Anne Store

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fisher Poets 2011

This weekend we'll be heading down to Astoria for the annual Fisher Poets Gathering. This is a great opportunity to hear folks in the commercial fishing and maritime industries share their creative sides with poems, stories and music. Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 18, 2011

NPR Interview

Tomi and Laura were recently interviewed on NPR program Here and Now. Click on the link to listen!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vietnamese Alaskan Weathervane Scallop Tacos

I used to get in trouble at school for starting in before reading all the instructions. I guess certain things just never change! Turns out you can't enter the Alaska Fish Taco contest if you've ever received compensation for cooking. Oops! So we won't be going to Santa Monica, but here is our recipe, and it is damn good! A bit of a twist on our banh mi sandwiches from our book. Try it and let us know what you think. And if YOU'VE entered, and would like to share your recipe here, send it to me at info@fishesanddishes.com and we will post.

Vietnamese Alaska Weathervane Scallop Tacos

Marinated Vegetables:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 cup grated carrots (large holes of box grater)
2 cup grated cabbage (large holes of box grater)


1/3 cup mayonaise
2 - 3 teaspoons sriracha

3/4 pound Alaskan Weathervane scallops
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1- 2 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
12 small corn tortillas


fresh cilantro
thinly sliced jalapenos
sliced avocado
lime wedges

For the marinated vegetables: combine first three ingredients and then toss the vegetables to coat. Allow to stand for at least one hour. Drain for 5 minutes before compiling tacos.

For the sauce: Combine the mayonnaise and add the sriracha to taste and set aside

Preheat oven to 400.

Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and place in oven to warm, or alternatively heat on a grill right before serving.

Slice each scallop in half and season with salt and pepper.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add scallops in two batches (add remaining oil as needed) and sear for a minute or two on each side, until colored and just done. Do not overcook, and do not crowd the pan or they will steam instead of sear.

layer two tortillas per taco, and dress with about 1 tablespoon of sriracha mayonnaise each. Top with several scallops and the marinated vegetables. Garnish with cilantro, jalapenos and avocado and sprinkle with lime juice.

Makes 6 tacos

Friday, January 28, 2011

Inuit Mussel Hunters

Check out this incredible story about Inuit who go under the shifting sea ice to gather  mussels. They've got only 30 minutes to get in and out before the tide comes back in. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12241053

Friday, January 21, 2011

Seattle Boat Show

Going to the Seattle Boat Show ? Stop by and see Kiyo & Tomi! We'll be signing copies of Fishes & Dishes at the Captain's Nautical Supplies booth on Monday, January 24th from 3 pm until 8 pm.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

So appreciative and grateful for all the wonderful enthusiasm and support this past year. Thank you! Best wishes to all for 2011!`