Monday, October 25, 2010
Dungeness Crabs & Blackberry Cobbler
This cookbook is exceptional because of the informative anecdotes about the food and folk ways of the Pacific Northwest accompanying the recipes. It's not just a reference, it's also eminently readable. The stories give me an opportunity to reflect on the traditions of the region as I try the recipes. The chapter on wintering-in will prove particularly useful this week as I try to figure out what to do with all the tomatoes we recently harvested with the coming of the first frost. Also, our neighbor found some chanterelle mushrooms peeking out from underneath the pine mulch littering the floor of her lushly forested acreage and has been generous enough to share her bounty with us. I now have the key ingredient to try Hibler's recipe for golden chanterelle griddlecakes!