Book release party!- The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast. With local author Kirk Lombard in person. Live music and fresh tasty snacks from the sea! http://www.seaforager.com/book.
Enhanced by simple recipes and Leighton Kelly’s illustrations, the book is a must have reference for fisherfolk, cooks, coastal explorers, and anyone interested in our local marine environment.
Moss Beach resident Kirk Lombard is many things: writer, teacher, musician, actor, blogger, raconteur, commercial fisherman, puppet master, tenor, baseball historian, and maker of giant papier mâché faces. Having spent nearly a decade working for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, he’s also passionate about marine resources. Together with his wife, Camilla Lombard, he founded Sea Forager Tours and Sustainable Seafood Subscription (a Community Supported Fishery program). On his “fun and crazy” San Francisco tours, he pulls out edible fish and seafood from local urban waters and discusses local regulations, sustainability, and the history of local fisheries, among other topics.
In his new book, The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Lombard’s enthusiasm of our local marine environments shines brightly. He combines his deep knowledge and experience with wry humor and colorful storytelling to profile the many species of fish and seafood found locally as he guides readers’ quests to hook fish, dig clams, and pick seaweed. Lombard notes a special distinction of Northern California fisheries: “We have been blessed with some of the most famously delicious small fishes on the planet, but curiously, the mainstream seafood-eating populace does not seem interested in any of them.” He says that most of these small fishes are abundant, close to shore, and relatively easy to catch.
– Book review by Kristina Sepetys