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Eating Well: A Guide to Foods of the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)

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What happens when a food-loving Franconian travels slowly
northward along the West Coast of the United States, foraging for
fresh crab, salmon, oysters, lamb, asparagus, wild mushrooms,
strawberries, Oregon blue cheese, and Yakima riesling? He eats
well! And that is precisely what John Doerper, a confirmed Northwesterner,
hopes to help you do too, in the 30th anniversary edition
of his guide to food, Eating Well. Doerper’s food columns and
restaurant reviews in his community’s newspaper, the Bellingham
Herald, have stirred many a reader to seek out the freshest and most
delicious regional foods available, just as they have stirred many of
the region’s food wholesalers and restaurants to provide the best
local foodstuffs to consumers. Doerper is a sometimes contentious,
always passionate consumer (and consumer advocate). More
than this, he is a widely traveled gourmet who shares a wealth of his
observations, both scientific and anecdotal, about the Northwest’s
unique food offerings.
You’ll follow John to a Marysville Livestock Auction to see just
how meat on the hoof is paraded before buyers, retail and private.
You’ll travel back in time with John as he describes his first chilling
encounter with the long-dreaded Pacific Oyster—an encounter
that becomes more sybaritic than sinister. And the wild apple tree
in the vacant lot near John’s Lake Whatcom apartment will become
as much a touchstone to you as it has to him and his neighboring
deer and rabbits.
As you explore the Northwest’s rich stock of native plants and animals
and learn how climate, soil, and water have conspired in this
region to produce a culinary mother lode, you will find many recipes
which accompany the text an additional treasure. Garnered
from the most inventive chefs and home cooks in the Northwest,
these recipes will be a guide in themselves to showing you just how
to enhance the natural flavors of this fresh bounty. Eating Well is
John Doerper’s gourmet kit, replete with food lore, recipes, and
listings of food retailers, restaurants, and wineries. Never again
need you puzzle over whether a Washington Delicious is delicious,
a sockeye salmon superior, or a Northwest chardonnay worth

Product Details
ISBN: 9780989289146
Publisher: Chuckanut Editions
Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
Pages: 322