- Wild Game
Out & About
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.
Duck Duel Deux is done. More than 24 hours of prep work culminated in a return to the line after nearly 20 years – where I learned just how hard it is to do precision cooking for a crowd.