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I try to always stop and reflect on what I am thankful for each Thanksgiving, and this year is no different. It’s been a wild, crazy ride this year, and I owe much of it to you.
My “Duck, Duck, Goose” book tour is almost here! In less than a month me and my little truck will be back on the road. A lot’s changed since I posted the preliminary list way back in February, so check it out.
My first trip to France was a mixed bag, culinarily speaking. In nine days of binge eating and drinking, nothing I ate could best the best I’ve eaten in America. But make no mistake: The French know how to eat, and eat well. They can teach us a few things even yet.
A great many of you reading this are new to hunting and fishing. My advice is always to work at first with experienced friends – or guides. But there is an etiquette to working with a hunting and fishing guide you need to learn. This should get you started.
I did it! I won the James Beard Award for Hunter Angler Gardener Cook! I am home from an amazing weekend that has left me reeling, As it sinks in, I realize that winning this award is as close as I’ll ever get to an Olympic medal.
Homecoming. More than 100 people came out to Grange in Sacramento last night for a special “Hunt, Gather, Cook” dinner. No pressure, right? Actually, no. Great food, great company. A great night.
The core of each stop on my book tour is a special dinner that highlights the wild foods of that region in that season. If the first dinner in Austin is an indicator, this will be a moveable feast of epic proportions.
By the time you read this, I will be hurtling down a highway in my battered old pickup, heading into an unknown future. My stomach is grinding, my mind whirring twice as fast as I am driving.
Here it is: My book tour schedule. It’s short on standard book readings, long on eating. Isn’t that as it should be? Check here often folks, as I am updating this post on a weekly basis!
Every forager has a happy place, a place you know intimately yet discover something new each time you visit. A sanctuary. A refuge. Mine is along the Northern California coast.