‘How to Prep a Fish’

– a series of books on how to prepare shellfish by Rosemary Williams.

If you wonder how to prepare shellfish, are scared of it or just stay away through fear of messing it up, this series of books is for you!

The methods in the books have been passed down through the family from Rosemary’s grandad to her uncle, then to her – she calls it ‘The Holbrook Way’.

Based in Kent, Rosemary is a business coach and, after researching her family history, realised her grandad’s unique methods of preparing shellfish would only be passed on if she wrote them down.

They had been handed down through her family and Rosemary is the only one left who knows how to do them.

And so the books were born.

The first in the collection of books, which takes you through how to prepare a crab, was launched in November 2016 and you can buy it now!  The others will follow.

‘Prep That Fish – crab’ is specifically designed to be easy to read and handle while preparing the crab and all the pages wipe clean. Photographs and writing help you by giving you confidence and a sense of achievement.

This first book in the series ensures you get the most meat from the crab, in an efficient way, and make it unlikely you have shell in your meal. Other methods make it harder to achieve this.

She said: “I had all the information, this rich family history and thought it had to get written down somewhere, especially the crab method, as I am the last one in the family line who knows it. It’s a great book for both home cooks and professional chefs.”

Home cooks – overcome fear, have a new experience, learn a family method and add to your dinner party repertoire.

Professional chefs – hone your shellfish skills, learn a new method, have something different to offer to diners and add to your continuous professional development.

Contact Rosemary – to buy the book, find out about masterclasses, book a private masterclass, invite her to speak at your event, or come and hold a session for your students / trainee chefs.

Shellfish masterclasses – Find out more information here

Buy the book:

Rosemary’s first book ‘ Prep That Fish – crab’ is available to buy at £16.95,
or £15 of bought at a book signing or masterclass

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