I don’t care much for seafood, and the thought of cooking it is not a very pleasant one for me, so today’s read, Provincetown Seafood Cookbook by Howard Mitcham, may seem to be an odd choice. However, I love Provincetown, and Cape Cod in general (where I will be vacationing very soon) and this book is full of local lore and history… along with the fish recipes. Yes, it is actually a cookbook that is fun to read.

About Provincetown Seafood Cookbook by Howard Mitcham:

“Provincetown’s best-known and most-admired chef combines delectable recipes and delightful folklore to serve up a classic in seafood cookbooks. Read about the famous (and infamous!) Provincetown fishing fleet, the adventures of the fish and shellfish that roam Cape Cod waters, and the people of Provincetown–like John J. Glaspie, Lord Protector of the Quahaugs. Then treat yourself to Cape Cod Gumbo, Provincetown Paella, Portuguese Clam Chowder, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Zarzuela, and dozens of other Portuguese, Creole, and Cape Cod favorites. A list of fresh and frozen seafood substitutes for use anywhere in the country is a unique feature of this lively book.  You’ll learn the right way to eat broiled crab and the safe way to open oysters. You’ll even learn how to cook a sea serpent!”

Provincetown Seafood Cookbook by Howard Mitcham is available from Amazon and other fine bookseller everywhere.