Sea Tales fouder Bart van Olphen’s new cookbook

“Readers seeking to incorporate more fish into their diets—especially those concerned with sustainability—need look no farther than this exemplary work.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A master course for combining fish and vegetables and a great addition to any collection, especially given the increased attention to pescatarian and flexitarian diets.”
—Library Journal 

“This joyful collection of imagery and words from the brilliant Bart van Olphen and David Loftus celebrates not only our very precious oceans but also the wonderment of the land around us. Bart continues to raise the global standards of the fish on our tables in a very delicious way!”
—Josh Niland, author of The Whole Fish Cookbook and Take One Fish


In his new cookbook, VEGGIES & FISH: Inspired New Recipes for Plant-Forward Pescatarian Cooking (The Experiment; October 26, 2021; $24.95/Hardcover), sustainable fishing advocate Bart van Olphen makes eating more vegetables and sustainable fish easier than ever with 95 new recipes for vegetable-forward dishes. With recipes stunningly photographed by David Loftus, this book offers a world tour of healthy, flavor-packed dishes that are better for you and the planet.

Chef and author van Olphen organizes his new book with chapters by dish type, from soups and salads to brunch dishes, snacks & sandwiches, pasta, pizza & noodles, grains & legumes, curries & stews, barbecue, oven and pan.

He’s traveled the world for inspiration and his recipe list reads like a bestseller list of favorite dishes all with Bart’s special fish twist: Spaghetti Carbonara made with smoked salmon, Ratatouille with pan-fried cod, Shakshuka with spinach & salmon, Pizza with tuna tapenade, artichoke & chard and Caesar Salad with tonnato dressing to name just a few.

A sustainable fishing activist, Bart also dives into ethical shopping, includes advice on preparing and sourcing fish sustainably, and spotlights eco-friendly seaweeds and sea vegetables.