Author(s): Eloise Emmett
Seafood Everyday is a full colour cookbook of 80 original recipes by Tasmanian chef, stylist and photographer Eloise Emmett. With over 20 years of experience cooking in restaurants and kitchens around Tasmania, qualified chef Eloise has developed, photographed and styled each recipe to perfection. Seafood Everyday contains recipes for weeknight family meals as well as special celebration dishes - with everything in between. Eloise is the former chef-proprietor of her renowned Mussel Boys restaurant on the Tasman Peninsula. Eloise says, "former guests of the restaurant will be very pleased to hear that a few of my most popular secret recipes from the restaurant are now published in Seafood Everyday!". Scenic photographs of the spectacular Tasman Peninsula area are scattered throughout the book, and Eloise counts the cover photograph of sunrise at the Tessellated Pavement at Eaglehawk Neck as one of her triumphs. "I tried to get this picture on three different occasions, and finally the conditions were just perfect and I could get the picture that I had been imagining!" said Eloise.
This photograph was picked up on social media by Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Australia and local tourism associations, receiving over 80 000 'likes' on social media channels. The original idea for Seafood Everyday originated when Eloise realised that many families avoid eating fish as it is often considered to be expensive. As a result, the book contains recipes for weeknight family meals made from economical fish species, as well as more elaborate recipes for special occasions. Eloise lives on the Tasman Peninsula with her husband and three children. She works full-time from home a chef, recipe developer, food stylist and photographer, creating original recipes for leading Australian food brands and websites, as well as for her own popular website eloiseemmett.com, and her original cook books. Eloise's first book, Real Food for Kids, was published in 2015. Seafood Everyday will be launched on 26 November 2016, at The Founders Room at The Salamanca Arts Centre at 5.30pm. Following the launch, Eloise will be hosting a shared table dinner at 7:30pm, featuring recipes from Seafood Everyday. Tickets for the long table dinner cost $80 per head, and include a copy of the book.
An exhibition of Eloise's photographs will also be displayed at the Founders Room of the Salamanca Arts Centre from 25-27 November open from 10am to 3pm. For more information, or to RSVP to the dinner, please contact Eloise at email@example.com