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Children's Nonfiction Cooking & Food

The Mermaid Handbook

A Guide to the Mermaid Way of Life, Including Recipes, Folklore, and More

by (author) Taylor Widrig

illustrated by Briana Corr Scott

introduction by Alan Critchley

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Cooking & Food, Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Diet & Nutrition
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaids Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life.

Over 40 healthy and accessible recipes, developed by author Taylor Widrig of Mermaid Fare, a Nova Scotia–based company specializing in wild and cultivated sea vegetables, include scrumptious starters like Mermaid Kaiso Seaweed Salad, new classics like Dulse, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich and Creamy Wakame Casserole, as well as healthy snacks like Smoothie Bowls and Energy Bites, and even homemade beauty products, such as the Coconut Sea Hair Mask—for that salty sea-hair.

Includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley with everything you've ever wanted to know about seaweeds and original 2-colour illustrations by artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie).

About the authors

Taylor Widrig has a corporate background in the aquaculture and fisheries sector working with seaweed, and the sustainable development of coastal regions through seaweed farming. Prior to her career in oceans she worked as a private yacht chef, and culinary arts instructor at the Loblaws PC Cooking school featuring on trend dishes, plant based and vegetarian foods. Her culinary training was in Northern California. Today, Taylor works in trade development and communications, and the intentions of her work surround access to nutrition and support of vulnerable individuals. Taylor is a past speaker delegate on behalf of the United Nations Development Program in Nairobi, Kenya on poverty reduction and natural resource development, and speaker delegate on food security and seaweed production through various organizations. An award winning seaweed cookbook and mermaid folklore author - she enjoys sailing, skiing, reading, and spending time in nature.

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