Nature’s Secret Pantry with Langdon Cook and Wenatchee River Institute
Nature’s secret pantry offers highly sought after and tasty wild ingredients for the table. Learn more about The Wild Foods of Spring from award-winning author, instructor and lecturer Langdon Cook on Tue., Jan. 14, 7-8:30PM in Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth.
Take a slideshow tour of local mountains and forests with Cook, a true culinary adventurer. This patch-to-plate exploration of foraged foods, from their wild habitats to finished, delicious dishes, will have you reaching for your boots, baskets, and sauté pans.
“One of the great pleasures of mushroom hunting is sleuthing out the many clues that lead to a full basket. …varieties that require putting on your detective cap and paying serious attention to the landscape. Cracking the case results in a righteous dinner,” blogs Cook.
Cook’s books include, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table –a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America –winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager –The Seattle Times called “lyrical, practical and quixotic.” Cook’s work has been nominated for two James Beard Awards (2016 and 2019), a Society for Environmental Journalists award, and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle with his wife and their two children
Doors open at 6:30pm for community social and no-host refreshments, presentation begins at 7:00pm. Time for Q & A and book signing following presentation and slideshow. This event is free with donations gratefully accepted. Please contact Rebecca Ryan with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-548-0181 x2.
Event link: https://wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/event-calendar.html/event/2020/01/14/nature-s-secret-pantry-the-wild-foods-of-spring/273885
Langdon Cook’s website: http://langdoncook.com/