Pacific Feast

Jennifer Hahn

$20.66 $22.95
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594851025
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 10/5/2010

An intimate yet informative guide to harvesting and cooking wild foods from beach to forest

* 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.
Jennifer Hahn teaches Wild Food courses at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College, guides natural and cultural history trips in the Inside Passage by kayak and mothership, and writes about wild places.
Her book, Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through the Inside Passage, recounts her 750-mile solo kayak trip through the Inside Passage from Alaska to Washington.

Jennifer's second book, Pacific Feast: A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine, is a celebration of foraging for 50 wild edibles and cooking the wild bounty into 65 recipes from award-winning chefs.

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