Journalist Richard Schweid first learned the strange facts of the freshwater eel's life from a fisherman in a small Spanish town just south of Valencia. ""The eeler who explained the animal's life cycle to me did so as he served up an eel he had just taken from a trap, killed, cleaned, and cooked in olive oil in an earthenware dish,"" writes Schweid. ""I ate it with a chunk of fresh, crusty bread. It was delicious. I was immediately fascinated."" As this engaging culinary and natural history reveals, the humble eel is indeed an amazing creature. Every European and American eel begins i
Contents; Preface; 1 Pamlico County, North Carolina; 2 Interstate 95; 3 Guipúzcoa, Basque Country, Spain; 4 Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland; 5 Yankee Eels; 6 Fishing and Farming; A Taste of Eel; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-170) and index.