The book that I am writing about is one of the finest that I have ever read. The book is Kinkead's Cookbook. The recipes are from Washington D.C.'s premier seafood restaurant. There are about 142 recipes included among the 278 pages. For almost every recipe there is a spectacular picture of what the recipes will look like when completed. It is obvious why this D.C. institution is so well respected. This book is professionally assembled, as evidenced in this excellent collection of recipes.
My favorite recipe is the Lemon Curd Soufflé, found on page 249. It is elegant but not nearly as complicated to create as you would think. Additionally, there is a wonderful display of desserts in the start of the book to accompany a fantastic spread of mostly seafood-based recipes.
There is quite a bit about crabs mentioned in the book, as you would expect. I prefer, however, the Blue Crab over the popular Stone Crab. Crab plays very large role in the region, just outside of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The $40 for this great book will be well spent which I would recommend to seafood lovers. If you like seafood, make the purchase.