New Alaska Cookbook: Recipes from the Last Frontier's Best Chefs

New Alaska Cookbook: Recipes from the Last Frontier's Best Chefs

by Kim Severson, Glenn Denkler
     
 

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Out-of-this-world ingredients (consider the King crab and the salmon from the Copper River) combined with creative chefs makes for adventurous and sophisticated eating. This much-lauded cookbook profiles a dozen Alaska chefs who are developing and perfecting the tastes and flavors of the Last Frontier. Whether they are located in downtown hotel restaurants or

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Out-of-this-world ingredients (consider the King crab and the salmon from the Copper River) combined with creative chefs makes for adventurous and sophisticated eating. This much-lauded cookbook profiles a dozen Alaska chefs who are developing and perfecting the tastes and flavors of the Last Frontier. Whether they are located in downtown hotel restaurants or remote lodges or far-flung towns, these chefs are finding wonderful local ingredients and either inventing new dishes or re-interpreting classics. The traditional Alaskan Seafood Chowder is a hearty and malleable recipe that takes advantage of the fact that Alaskan kitchens usually have a good supply on hand of various kinds of fin- and shellfish. Naturally, the book offers up a good half-dozen other fish recipes as well. The Wild Mushroom Tart reflects the bounty of the many forests—and fortunately excellent foraged mushrooms are showing up at farmers markets in the lower-48. Alaska is famous for its long summer days that produce bumper crops and outsized vegetables. Cream of Alaskan Summer Squash and Fresh Sweet Basil Soup is a terrific solution to too many zucchinis (an issue for many home farmers). Roast Cornish Hen with King Prawn is a perfect and unexpected marriage of fish and fowl—a combination that perhaps could only have been invented in Alaska. With over 120 recipes, this second edition of The New Alaska Cookbook reveals that the culinary world up north has continued to evolve in many new and delicious directions

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"Strongly recommended addition to any personal and community library cookbook collection!" —The Midwest Book Review "Alaska cuisine reaches new heights with this savory collection of recipes from some of the state’s best chefs." —Alaska Airlines
Library Journal
Severson, former restaurant critic for the Anchorage Daily News, says she got a lot of comments about whale blubber when she mentioned her latest project. But she and Denkler, a "hotshot chef" turned culinary instructor, have put together a collection of sophisticated recipes from a dozen of Alaska's top chefs, without a hint of blubber. Not surprisingly, seafood, from king crab to Copper River wild salmon to Kodiak diver scallops, does feature prominently. A number of books have showcased Hawaii's talented cooks, and now here's a look at the food of our other noncontiguous state. For regional libraries and larger collections of chefs' and seafood cookbooks. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570616044
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Kim Severson has written about food for The New York Times, Anchorage Daily News, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The recipient of a James Beard award, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. Glenn Denkler is the executive chef of Josephine’s in the Sheraton Anchora

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