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Dungeness Crabs and Blackberry Cobblers: The Northwest Heritage Cookbook
Published: May 1, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
The eighth in the Knopf Cooks American series, this volume proves that there is a lot more to Pacific Northwest cooking than Agent Cooper's cherry pie and coffee. Hibler, who originally hails from northern Californiano other info
of note/mm , writes of the influence of Indian tribes and pioneers, old and new, on food cultivation in the area. The book is generously illustrated with historical photographs and punctuated with quotes from pioneers' letters and diaries about food and
cooking. But the region's bounty and diverse cultural background are perhaps best celebrated in the recipes. Hibler shows how to use local plenty in Vietnamese shrimp rolls, blueberry catsup and baked Multnomah catfish. For the truly adventurous, there
is advice on dressing game and preparing elk steaks. While she emphasizes using fresh ingredients, Hibler occasionally allows for frozen substitutes. Recipes are not labor-intensive, and food processors are used when practical. However, a mail-order list
would have come in handy for those who can't find Tillamook cheese or Oregon truffles nearby.
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Explore the rich heritage of the Northwest-a yeasty mix of Native American wilderness ways with the cooking style of the French settlers, as well as the New Englanders, Scandinavians, Germans, Italians, and Asians who followed. Janie
Hibler interweaves fascinating pieces of lore, history, geography, and personal reminiscences into this collection of 212 recipes from the area. Her dishes succeed in blending the old with the new in delectable combinations that feature all the delights
that the Northwest has to offer.
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