I have this friend… he’s a bit of a renaissance man when it comes to all things edible. What I mean by that is… he actually goes out to hunt, to forage and to fish for his own food on a regular basis. He even grows his own food. Over the years he has shared his adventures via his well read blog Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook.
His name is Hank Shaw, and with the pictorial help of his lovely lady Holly Heyser, he has produced an amazing book. Now folks, this is not just another cookbook. This book is a wealth of knowledge that will not just feed the mind, but the belly as well. Hank walks you through the edible offerings of the seasons and the various places throughout the nation where he has travelled over the years and put it all in to this book. This really is a must-read for any one who fancies themselves a forager, an angler or a hunter… or any one who just fancies the idea of living off the land.
The thing that I love about the recipes in his book is that they are adaptable. In some instances, such as his chapter on Beach Peas, he talks about the simplest ways to prepare these short seasoned wild delicacies that easily translate as a useful recipe for something more domestic like an English Pea. This is the kind of book that I challenge anyone to pick up and say “Yeah I already knew all of that” because the shear breadth of knowledge shared provides an educational and mouth wateringly entertaining read for the novice to the expert.
I like this book so much that I want to give one autographed copy to one of my lucky readers!
GIVE AWAY DETAILS: (1) One lucky reader will win an autographed copy of Hank Shaw’s new book: Hunt, Gather, Cook – Finding the Forgotten Feast, brought to you solely by NommyNom.
HOW TO ENTER: Go to the syndicated version of NommyNom and simply leave a comment and tell us about your favorite food that you either hunted for, fished for or foraged for. One entry per person, duplicate entries will not be counted. You must provide a valid name and email address with your entry.
WHEN IS THE CONTEST: Entries will be taken starting now July 27, 2011 and will end Midnight PST on August 4, 2011. Winner will be drawn at random and announced at 9:00am August 5, 2011.
WHO WILL WIN: The winner will be chosen by random drawing on August 5th and announced at 9:00am PST on August 5th, 2011. You must provide a valid name and email address with your entry. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize, if left unclaimed the prize will go to a runner-up determined by random drawing.
Best of luck to everyone, looking forward to hearing your responses!
More Hank Shaw in person for Seattle Folks:
–Tune in to Q13 FOX Morning News at 9:20am on July 28th, 2011 to see Hank Shaw demonstrate a recipe from his book, live in person with yours truly.
–You can also check out Hank in person at Wine World Seattle July 28th, 2011 at 6pm – Bites inspired by some of Hank’s recipes to be prepared and served by my wonderfully talented friend Chef Robin Leventhal
–And there will be a dinner at the restaurant on nearly every foodies bucket list – The Herbfarm. They will be hosting a dinner party called “Finding the Forgotten Feast” on Sunday July 31st, 2011. Seating is limited, please call for reservations.
Full Disclosure: This giveaway is made possible by NommyNom
RESTRICTIONS: Contest is open only to residents of the United States. Prize is non-transferrable, non-refundable and may not be exchanged for cash. PugetHound nor Nommynom shall be held responsible for any content, damages, or loss as a result of this contest.