Monday, October 25, 2010
Here's another interesting and well written local cookbook. It's not just a collection of recipes. Each chapter focuses on a food group and starts out with an essay, not just on how that food is produced in the Pacific Northwest, but also on who does the producing. The writing style provides a contrast to the other book I mentioned. In Dungeness Crab & Blackberry Cobbler, the anecdotes are short and sweet, contained mostly in sidebars or within the body of the recipe, gauged for short reads. The essays in Northwest Bounty provide a detailed and flowing narrative that invite the reader's attention and absorption. Both books are engaging and thoughtfully written in their own way. I would recommend either one.