ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

“There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.”     Steven Wright “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe places to fish in the ocean. There were many dilapidated piers … Continue reading ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

Antipasto, Staten Island Style

  My name is Jim and I am a confessed snacker I always enjoy the appetizer round of any meal.   I am usually charged with the appetizers for big gatherings. I make a cheese/antipasta platter that mixes fun with flavor and really gets the tastebuds going. You want a cheese platter with a nice variety flavors and textures. For every hard cheese like cheddar … Continue reading Antipasto, Staten Island Style

“Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 5/8/18

“Photos From The Ferry”: An Exhibition by William Underhill Thatcher When people visit New York City, some of the best pictures they take of the skyline are from the Staten Island Ferry boat as it glides across the harbor. Dramatic views, cinematic lighting and occasional bold displays of nature create some amazing photo opportunities. When you spend five days a week working as a deckhand … Continue reading “Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 5/8/18

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“Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing”. With more than 50 recipes!

Das right. Order my new book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon ! CLICK TO BUY JKS 3/12/18 Continue reading “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing”. With more than 50 recipes!

The Last Fishing Trip

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.”    John Buchan Excerpt from Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler. “Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years in advance, but they are not perfect.  Just as often, the weather is imperfect … Continue reading The Last Fishing Trip

Thank You to the Staten Island Advance

Thanks to the Staten Island Advance for featuring “Hook It & Cook It” for the past three Sundays. First class treatment. Thank you @siadvance and @silive To purchase book on Amazon, Click here Jim Shaffer ErinGoScratch.com Hungry man. Tiny kitchen. Big City. To purchase book on Amazon, Click here Excerpt 3 on SILive.com- CLICK HERE Excerpt 2 Excerpt one   To purchase book on Amazon, … Continue reading Thank You to the Staten Island Advance

Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse

Headed to Staten Island aboard Spirit of America to pick up my copy of the Sunday Staten Island Advance featuring excerpts from my book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler”. I bumped into my old buddy Billy Thatcher who gave me the insiders tour.  Thanks to Captain Henry and the crew!   JKS 1/7/18 Continue reading Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse