Acclaimed Texas chef Jon Bonnell of Fort Worth restaurant, Waters – Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine, has just released a new seafood cookbook entitled Jon Bonnell’s Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine. It’s actually his third collection of original recipes which he released in time for the first anniversary of his seafood restaurant. Take a look.
Chef Jon Bonnell’s Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine Cookbook
I was lucky to have received a copy of his latest cookbook and enjoyed the very personal approach in his writing. It was an interesting read, learning about his childhood and how at age 6 he was already able to catch and clean his own trout. His enthusiasm on catching fresh and the highest quality seafood was infectious. I’m always seeking for fresh seafood and it hasn’t been easy trying to find the best quality all the time. So I could really relate to what he was talking about in his book. Plus, all the tips and tricks on handling seafood was very informative and came right on time.
Now more importantly that it’s Lenten season, a lot of us (especially Catholics like me) give up meat on certain days and Holy Week. Others would give up on it entirely for the whole duration of Lent. So having received Chef Bonnell’s Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine Cookbook has been extra helpful. It’s especially tricky this season trying to decide which seafood dishes to make. I sometimes run out of ideas on what to cook during Lent. Going through the mouth-watering photography of seafood dishes and reading each of the seafood recipes made me excited about Lenten season. It’s actually defeating the purpose of sacrifice. Haha. But seriously, with over 100 recipes featured in the book, now I’m having a hard time which one to try first. All I know is that I’ve always been curious about making ceviche but find it intimidating in terms of finding fresh seafood that would make the dish taste wonderful.
If you’re like me who needs help in the seafood department, I highly recommend Chef Jon Bonnell’s Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine cookbook. Chef Bonnell’s cookbook is sold at www.waterstexas.com, throughout Central Market grocers in Texas, nationwide at Barnes and Noble – online and in-store, and through other fine retailers. Suggested retail price is $35.
Thanks to Chef Jon Bonnell and his team for sending me a copy!