A few weeks ago we were in San Francisco and of course we found ourselves wandering into Omnivore Books. While we were there we managed to do some damage to our bank account and one of the things we discovered was that there is a series of River Cottage Handbooks. We bought three: Hedgerow, Veg Patch, and Edible Seashore. As spring slowly starts to emerge we are contemplating the next steps for our kitchen garden, so the first two books seemed particularly appealing. And seafood is a passion of ours and as we begin to move towards warmer weather, lighter meals and bright flavors, the idea of fish becomes infinitely more alluring. The handbooks are chock full of information and have photographs and recipes for inspiration. We highly recommend them. Of course even though most of the links here are to Amazon, (and everyone knows we are big fans of Amazon) we also encourage you to contact your local independent cookbook store, I'm sure they'd be happy to special order them for you.