If there is a frontier beyond organic, local, and seasonal, beyond farmers’ markets and grass-fed meat, it’s hunting, fishing, and foraging your own food. A lifelong angler and forager who became a hunter late in life, Hank Shaw is dedicated to finding a place on the table for the myriad overlooked and underutilized wild foods that are there for the taking--if you know how to find them.
In Hunt, Gather, Cook, he shares his experiences both in the field and in the kitchen, as well as his extensive knowledge of North America’s edible flora and fauna. Hank provides a user-friendly, food-oriented introduction to tracking down and cooking everything from prickly pears to grouper to snowshoe hares. The fresh, innovative recipes go far beyond typical campfire cuisine and reflect the tremendous diversity of wild foods: homemade root beer, cured wild boar loin, "boneless" tempura shad, Sardinian hare stew--even pasta made with handmade acorn flour.
For anyone ready to take a more active role in determining what they feed themselves and their family, Hunt, Gather, Cook offers an entertaining and delicious introduction to harvesting the bounty of wild foods to be found in every part of the country.