Fat of the Land
Adventures of A 21st Century ForagerBook - 2009
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.
Branch Call Number: 581.632 COOK
Characteristics: 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
From Library Staff
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.