Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Lost Moose (June 21, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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I was hoping for an identification books with suitable recipes. What came was a beautifully photographed recipe book that could be prepared with anything locally sourced.So many disclaimers as to all the befowlers of the woodlands raping and pillaging resources. If urban dwellers were educated concerning the care of our woodlands maybe there would be less episitualizing to the choir. Those who love the land are in no way going to destroy it.I have wild lands of my own and wanted some reference that would broaden my knowledge of flora and fauna in the area. Alas, not many true naturalist left out ther and there wisdom is lost on "wanna-be" wilderness aficianados.Its like buying a DVD with ads on it that can't be ignored
Beautiful cheerful book, clearly written, beautifully illustrated. The book is a celebration of life in the North. The recipes are for simple foods elegantly prepared. Thanks!
I so wanted to give this book more stars. The photography is stunning. The prose is interesting. The paper stock feels so luxurious. And it is for sale EVERYWHERE along the AlCan for about $28, so the prices here on are a good deal compared with that. The problem is the recipes. Of the five I have tried, only one (the wild Saskatoon/berry cake) has turned out well. The cranberry-lemon squares turned out to look like chewy blueberry brownies. The honey-mead glazed carrots were a downer; the Gewurztraminer/berry soup was really heavy and needs massive amounts of whipped cream to taste decent and the Prohibition Cocktail didn't work out well at all. I'm hoping that, as I progress through the seasons in her book, my opinion will change but so far...One problem is the exotic ingredients. I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, (a long 2-day drive from Whitehorse but essentially at a similar latitude and the largest nearby city for several hundred miles) but I can't find spruce tips nor spruce tip oil and none of the local health food stores know where to find it. Ambrosia apples, rhubarb juice, Dall sheep steaks, Labrador tea....none of this stuff is anywhere near where I live. And if it's not in Alaska, then whom is the author writing for? If the ingredients are limited to what you can find or buy in west Yukon, that's a pretty small audience. It'd help if the author could suggest alternate ingredients or at least where to find spruce tips, for instance. Fortunately I did locate birch syrup (only sold at these latitudes, I believe) but it's not plentiful here. And we do have wild lowbush cranberries here (aka lingonberries) but they are pricey. If you live in the Lower 48, finding many of these ingredients will be the impossible dream.
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