Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager by Langdon Cook | 9781594853975 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Fat Of The Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager

Fat Of The Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager

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by Langdon Cook
     
 

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* Quirky, engaging book about the hot topic of sustainable foods
* Combines adventure with locavorism
* Delves into iconic Northwest staples, such as huckleberries, Dungeness crab, and morels

Foraging is not just a throwback to our

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CLICK HERE to download a sample chapter and recipe from Fat of the Land

* Quirky, engaging book about the hot topic of sustainable foods
* Combines adventure with locavorism
* Delves into iconic Northwest staples, such as huckleberries, Dungeness crab, and morels

Foraging is not just a throwback to our hunter-gatherer past; it's a way to reconnect with the landscape. And Langdon Cook is not just your typical grocery cart-toting dad. For him, gourmet delicacies abound, free for the taking if we just open our eyes. As a result, he finds himself free-diving in icy Puget Sound in hopes of spearing a snaggletooth lingcod, armed with nothing more than a "Hawaiian sling." He tempts fate by eating mushrooms that may or may not be poisonous. He strings up a fly rod to chase after sea-run trout. He even pulls on the gardening gloves to collect stinging nettles. In wry, detailed prose, he traces his journey from wrangler of pre-packaged calories to connoisseur of coveted wild edibles. Structured around the seasons of the year, each chapter focuses on a specific food type and concludes with a recipe featuring the author's hard-won bounty, a savory stop to each adventure-filled morsel.

Editorial Reviews

When former book editor Langdon Cook abandoned the corporate world in 2004, he probably never expected that he would be hanging out with "mushroom people" or with foraging enthusiasts. In the years since, he has delighted blog readers with his refreshing accounts of encounters with spear fishermen and clammers; berry and herb gatherers; not to mention his descriptions (and recipes!) of their favorite outdoor delicacies. A most readable education; easy to recommend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594853975
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
08/07/2009
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
582 KB

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