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How to cook a moose : a culinary memoir

Author: Kate Christensen
Publisher: Yarmouth, ME : Islandport Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by her bold move to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food movement that has re-energized sustainable farming, Kate Christensen turns her blockbuster talent to telling the story of the hardship and happiness that has sustained her adopted home through thick and thin, as demonstrated through the staple foods of the region. Using her candid blend of humor, insight, culinary knowledge, and taste for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Biographies
Cookbooks
Biography
Named Person: Kate Christensen; Kate Christensen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Christensen
ISBN: 9781939017734 1939017734
OCLC Number: 902660077
Description: xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cooking and eating at the end of the world --
Landing in New England --
My first moose and the Yankee palazzo --
A tale of two kitchens --
A land of all seasons --
Mock turtle soup and terroir --
Literary lobster and clam condoms --
Maple, mutton, and moose muffles --
The essential blueberry and the wild mushroom --
The great disappearing codfish and the perfect oyster --
Holy donuts, wholesome potatoes, and bean holes --
Rock farmers and stone soup --
Into the future.
Responsibility: by Kate Christensen.

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Inspired by her bold move to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food movement that has re-energized sustainable farming, Kate Christensen turns her blockbuster talent to telling the story of the hardship and happiness that has sustained her adopted home through thick and thin, as demonstrated through the staple foods of the region. Using her candid blend of humor, insight, culinary knowledge, and taste for rugged adventure, Christensen takes the reader on a journey into the lives and landscapes of the farmers, fishermen, hunters, and families that are trying to make do with what they can and still produce delicious, healthful food, all the while detailing the history of food in the region and the secrets to cultivating her own sources of joy. A mouthwatering stew that combines the magic ingredients of love, personal appetites, hard labor, history, and original recipes based on foods featured in the book.

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