C.J. Jackson spent many holidays as a child in Scotland, catching and preparing fish. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked in Australia, the Far East, the Middle East, North Africa, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and France where she was exposed to seafood cookery in many of the world's great culinary traditions. In 1989, she enrolled as a student at the prestigious Leith's School of Food and Wine in London and went on to teach there, a post that gave her further opportunities to research into and write about seafood. Today, C.J. is Director of the Billingsgate Seafood Training School, a charity situated above London's Billingsgate Market, the UK's largest inland fish market. Here she runs courses, teaching people how to select, prepare, and cook sustainable seafood. Working in this historical market, with its many wonderful personalities, the degree of expertise, and, of course, the range of fish, C.J.'s fish fascination is indulged every day. C.J. is the author of The Billingsgate Market Cookbook, the co-author of Leith's Fish Bible and The Cook's Book of Ingredients, and a regular contributor to the BBC's Good Food Magazine.
Recipes, identity guides and step-by-step techniques cover the topic from pretty much every angle, arming the greenest cook with the know-how of a sea dog. -- Great British Food * Great British Food *