Before revitalizing the menu at Canlis restaurant, Seattle chef Greg Atkinson learned an appreciation for local ingredients and gratifying meals on lovely San Juan Island, WA. In this reissued book of essays and recipes, Greg describes his appreciation the passage of the seasons, the joys of young family life, and, of course, local food. Atkinson is a gifted and passionate writer, observant of all the senses and emotions when it comes to great meals—whether a holiday spread or a picnic on the beach. Share one truly delicious year with chef Greg Atkinson.
Cooking, like travel, is one of life's great adventures. Join one of the Pacific Northwest's favourite young chefs on a gastronomic journey through the seasons as he explores the importance of good food in our everyday lives. In this very personal book, Greg Atkinson combines essays with 75 recipes that chart a cook's year, season by season, revealing a refined and thoughtful approach to food.
Cooking with Ingredients That Define a Region's Cuisine
Author: Greg Atkinson
Pubpsher: Sasquatch Books
Northwest Essentials emphasizes cooking with the bounty of local and regional ingredients available in the Pacific Northwest. Originally published ten years ago, it was instantly recognized as a classic. With the growing importance of eating locally and in season, Northwest Essentials has been reissued, this time filled with over forty beautiful photographs of the fruits, seafood, mushrooms, lentils, and hazelnuts of the region. But this isn't just a book to make your mouth water; it's a book to cook from - the recipes are elegant, simple, and accessible. Filled with personal stories and nostalgia, chef and author Greg Atkinson lures the reader into each chapter about the Northwest's essential ingredients.
CLICK HERE to download a sample recipe from Pacific Feast * 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. To learn more, visit the authors website at www.pacificfeast.com
Greg Atkinson has been lauded and profiled nationally for his accomplishments as a chef. But he says that he really cooks to support his writing habit. Both of those attributes come together in this comprehensive cookbook that expresses the culinary styles and ingredients and trends of the whole West Coast. Alaska has amazing seafood—wild salmon, halibut, and black cod. The Northwest native grilling technique of grilling with flavorful wood planks hails from this region. Vancouver, BC, with its international crossroads status, brings amazing East Indian dishes that have been tempered with local ingredients. The Asian cuisine—noodles, roasted duck, and soy sauce and ginger—presents yet another tasty direction to pursue. And on down the coast: the Bay Area offers up a whole array of fresh tastes from the epicenter of sustainable local producers. California also brings forth the Latino influence, one of America’s true indigenous cuisines.
Written and updated by locals, this guide to Portland's best places reveals outstanding shops, cafes, nightclubs, bookstores, museums, day trips, and more. Also includes recommendations on 200+ star-rated restaurants.