Smith's book aims to start original and meaningful conversations about where an industry, and people, can aspire to go. It has something for everyone; indeed, that is the philosophy Smith stands behind throughout: anyone can learn and do this new type of farming. A timely topic addressed in a fresh and inspirational way.
[Smith's] proposing—passionately, eloquently—that humans start eating seaweed ... The message underlying most of Eat Like a Fish couldn’t be clearer, although Smith is neither a browbeating author nor a repetitive one: the kind of food-trawling Smith used to do isn’t sustainable, was never sustainable, is ruinous. There are alternatives, and they’re in operation now, and ocean farming is one of them. And really, doesn’t a big colorful seaweed salad sound more inviting than some freeze-dried scorpions on a bed of soy?
This is a book about a man as well as a book about an idea, simultaneously sentimental and chillingly realistic. Readers will learn more about ocean farming here than they learned about whaling from Moby Dick, and will walk away with a handful of practical, tasty seaweed recipes to boot.