BRUNSWICK, ME – The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association and the Merrymeeting Food Council welcome renowned chef and author Barton Seaver to the Curtis Memorial Library on December 20th at 6:00 PM to discuss his latest book, American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea.
A book for foodies, anglers, cooks, and history buffs, American Seafood is the essential guide to more than 500 species, as well as a riveting history of one of our country’s most iconic industries. Through essays and curated artwork, Seaver supplies a refreshing, fascinating, and timely social history of our maritime nation, built upon the bounty of America’s oceans and fueled by the dreams of generations of immigrants.
“This book is written as a celebration of the heritage of one of this nation’s most charismatic industries. When we acknowledge why fisheries were so important in our history, we can begin to understand why they are so important to us still as a society and as citizens. When we study and understand our past, we’re better able to appreciate the efforts of organizations, such as MCFA and MFC, who work to ensure that this legacy endures.” explains Seaver.
The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association has participated in the Merrymeeting Food Council since 2015. The Food Council is dedicated to identifying new and innovative ways to include seafood and fishing in its work and conversations.
“MCFA is an advocate for Maine’s community-based fishermen. Learning and talking about new ways Mainers can access seafood right here is important to both consumers and harvesters. With the Food Council, we are striving to encourage more Merrymeeting area residents to seek out, and learn about, Maine’s fishermen and their bounty. Events like this help to elevate that conversation and provide a great opportunity for learning,” says Monique Coombs, MCFA Director of Marine Programs.
The Fishermen’s Association and MFC welcome those interested in learning more about the culture of seafood and how consumers can make an impact locally in the unfolding history of Maine’s fishing heritage. This book signing and discussion are free and open to the public. Copies of American Seafood will be available onsite for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to MCFA and MFC.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Monique Coombs, Director of Marine Resources