The season of Lent has traditionally been tied to the consumption of seafood. It is still the busiest time of year for our hometown Gorton’s of Gloucester, and with the water still cold it makes for a great time for fish – Catholic or not. So in order to kick off Lent I’m offering the kindle edition of my historic seafood cookbook: From Head To Tale for only 99 cents. It is over 300 pages of fish and shellfish recipes raging from the 15th-20th centuries and many of them are traditonal lenten (maigre) meals.
The special runs from March 2-9 and is only for the Kindle version. Try a new twist on Lent with some old ways of preparing fish!
I have been playing around with Windows Movie Maker lately and I recently created and uploaded my first YouTube video. It is a trailer for my Kindle Ebooks on Gloucester history. Take a look, hope you enjoy:
These Ebooks, are available through my Amazon Author Page. If you enjoy them, please leave a review! Thanks and happy holidays!
For one day, Friday November 28 get my latest Ebook: Food Lovers Guide to Amsterdam: How to Eat Well Along the Canals for free! Know someone planning a trip to Europe? Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport is one of the busiest on the continent and is the location of many layovers to other European destinations. Whether you are killing a few hours between flights, or if your itinerary includes the “Venice of the North” why not make the most of your time by exploring Amsterdam’s restaurant scene.
You like Pu Pu Platters? Then try a Rijsttafel in one of Amsterdam’s fine Indonesian restaurants.
For my latest book on Kindle I decided to take a break from local maritime history. I love to travel and I love to eat and over the years I have compiled lots of information of Amsterdam’s restaurant scene. I have been going to Amsterdam since 1996 and it is one of my favorite cities to visit. Compared to New York, London or Paris, Amsterdam is small, easily walkable and home to over two thousand restaurants and bars. There are so many options crammed among the canals and side streets that it can become pretty confusing. The online review sites are a good start, but in most cases you learn more about the quirks of the customer and not the place itself. I have attempted to wade through all of this and with a combination of first hand research, tips from locals and fellow travelers as well as months worth of online research to create a guide you can carry on Kindle, laptop or other portable device.
First time visitors to Amsterdam are confronted with over two-thousand places to eat and drink. Learn tips on how to find great meals, cozy watering holes, and experience international flavors without burning a hole in your wallet. This quick guide will help you learn about traditional Dutch meals and snacks, as well as restaurant suggestions for an array of Dutch and ethnic restaurants. Contains listings for dozens of eating establishments including 30 highly rated and affordable ethnic restaurants.
From July 26 -30 get my latest Kindle Book: Peculiar Place Names of Cape Ann for Free. This is my first attempt at using Amazon’s promotional tools, if all goes well I should have more promotions in the future. Enjoy!
In my tours at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum I talk a lot about how fishing schooner designs evolved in the 19th Century. Visitors are often shocked to hear how many men fishing out of Gloucester went down at sea in vessels built for speed but little safety. The tragedies that Gloucester faced in the pursuit of fish during the days of sail is a fascinating topic, one that has been covered by some excellent books. I went back to publications from the time of these disasters at sea, especially two memorial books published by Gloucester’s Proctor Brothers, as well as their newspapers. I also went through the yearly reports of the US Fisheries commission and included some of the excellent sketches taken from the experiences of Captain Joseph W Collins (thanks to NOAA’s Historic Photo Library). I hope you all enjoy it.
I would like to announce my second Kindle Book: Gloucester Along The Water: Coastal Sights Along America’s Oldest Seaport
Get to know some of the sights and landmarks in and around Gloucester Harbor. From the working waterfront, to the fabulous mansions, to the lonely lighthouses, there is a surprise around every corner in America’s Oldest Seaport.
Also a big thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy of my first book over at the Amazon Kindle Store!