Fat of the Land

Fat of the Land

Adventures of A 21st Century Forager

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Skipstone, c2009.
ISBN: 9781594850073
1594850070
Branch Call Number: 581.632 COOK
Characteristics: 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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SnoIsleLib_MarieB Jul 25, 2019

If you are an armchair traveler, you can experience beautiful scenery, the thrill of the hunt and the taste of the wild. Langdon Cook lets you know how good it feels to find your own sustenance.


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josiehann
Oct 03, 2018

An enjoyable read, though not as polished as his more recent works. I'm just waiting with my phone in hand for him to call me up and invite me on one of his adventures!

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Dec 27, 2011

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