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* Features more than 60 recipes from some of the Pacific Coast's best chefs, including David Tanis, Maria Hines, Dustin Clark, Kirsten Dixon, and Tom Douglas
* Accessible and inspiring, Pacific Feast will appeal to home cooks and nature lovers alike
* Conveys a strong conservation and sustainability message throughout the recipes and stories
Once thought to be the stuff of back-to-the-landers, foraging has become a gourmet pastime, and there are a growing number of wild-food classes in which experts teach hungry folks how to spot the "food at our feet." Especially fortunate are those of us who live along the Pacific Coast -- from Southern California to Puget Sound to Anchorage -- where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild (and not so wild) spaces.
Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs.
With more than 25 years of wilderness travel under her boots and kayak hull--including thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California to Canada and kayaking solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington--writer Jennifer Hahn relies on wild harvesting to keep her pack and kayak light.
Jennifer's favorite foraged lunch is sea urchin, nori seaweed, and "goose tongue" leaves. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her potter husband, Chris Moench.
To learn more, visit the authors website at www.pacificfeast.com
"With recipes incorporating anything from dandelion root to sea kelp to rose petals, Pacific Feast: a Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine showcases local ingredients that can be foraged throughout the coastal Northwest and used in delicious and simple meals." "The cookbook offers a wealth of information about foraging and identifying edible plants and also includes essays highlighting Hahn's adventures foraging along the West Coast."--Jessica Harbert "Grow Northwest Magazine Article "
"Hahn--with the help of canny photographer Mac Smith--has collected a variety of recipes and stories that can point the way for both intrepid outdoorsmen and casual explorers to incorporate wild food into their lives. "--Amy Kepferle "Cascadia Weekly "
..a collection of recipes by renowned West Coast chefs featuring wild, foraged foods.--Whatcom Magazine
"Part botanical history, part cookbook and part wilderness adventure tale, Pacific Feast whips up more than 60 delectable recipes with lush, full-color photographs for a feast brimming with the natural abundance of the Northwest." "Hahn brings plenty of personal experience to the table with more than 25 years of wilderness travel - among her adventures, she's hiked the Pacific Crest trail from northern California to Canada and kayaked solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Bellingham, using food from the sea and land to fuel her journey."--Tara Nelson "Mount Baker Experience "
"Pacific Feast: A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine" is for anyone who's ever wanted to find food straight from nature. Whether it's for mushrooms or juniper berries, naturalist and wilderness guide Jennifer Hahn shows people how to forage responsibly and then turn their finds into delicious meals.--Vickie Aldous "Ashland Daily Tidings "
"this delectable book offers expert advice on how to enjoy the abundance of food at your feet."--Laurie "Elliot Bay Bookstore Holiday Gazette "
With advice on identifying, responsible harvesting and cooking with foraged foods Jennifer Hahn has written not only a resource but a celebration of "the food at our feet." Recipes from local chefs like Tom Douglas and Maria Hines are featured, and with the companion pocket Pacific Coast Foraging Guide (durable, water resistant)--you can head out to the woods with confidence (and a fork).--Kim Ricketts "Edible Seattle "