From field, forest, and stream to table, this is an indispensable introduction to the pleasures of foraging, fishing, and hunting, with more than 50 recipes for making the most of the fruits of a day spent gathering food in the wild.
“Hunt, Gather, Cook is a fabulous resource for anyone who wants to take more control over the food they eat and have more fun doing so.”—Michael Ruhlman, author of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
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 and grouper to snowshoe hares and wild boar.
With beautiful photography, information on curing meats, and a helpful resource section, Hunt, Gather, Cook is a thoughtful, actionable guide to incorporating wild food into your diet.