Sea Forager s Guide to the Northern California Coast

Author: Kirk Lombard
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 159714357X
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Cooking

An indispensible guide to coastal foraging and fishing in the intertidal regions of our Northern California coast where fish, small and large, plus abalone and many other tasty items can be found

Pacific Coast Foraging Guide

Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 1594853991
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Nature

The Pacific Coast Foraging Guide provides quick-reference identification for 45 wild foods commonly foraged in the Pacific Coast region, from the San Francisco Bay Area north to Alaska, including mushrooms, nettles, shellfish, berries, sea veggies, and more. Designed to complement Jennifer Hahn's cookbook The Wild Table, as well as any foraging guide to the region, this laminated, fold-out card features identification photographs by Mac Smith, basic information about each species, and a summary of ethical harvesting guidelines.

Pacific Feast

Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 159485405X
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: House & Home

CLICK HERE to download a sample recipe from Pacific Feast * Features more than 60 recipes from some of the Pacific Coast's best chefs, including David Tanis, Maria Hines, Dustin Clark, Kirsten Dixon, and Tom Douglas * Accessible and inspiring, Pacific Feast will appeal to home cooks and nature lovers alike * Conveys a strong conservation and sustainability message throughout the recipes and stories Once thought to be the stuff of back-to-the-landers, foraging has become a gourmet pastime, and there are a growing number of wild-food classes in which experts teach hungry folks how to spot the "food at our feet." Especially fortunate are those of us who live along the Pacific Coast -- from Southern California to Puget Sound to Anchorage -- where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild (and not so wild) spaces. Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs. With more than 25 years of wilderness travel under her boots and kayak hull--including thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California to Canada and kayaking solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington--writer Jennifer Hahn relies on wild harvesting to keep her pack and kayak light. Jennifer's favorite foraged lunch is sea urchin, nori seaweed, and "goose tongue" leaves. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her potter husband, Chris Moench. To learn more, visit the authors website at www.pacificfeast.com

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

Author: Noah Siegel
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607748182
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Nature

A comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast will help beginning and experienced mushroom hunters alike to find and identify mushrooms, from common to rare, delicious to deadly, and interesting to beautiful. This user-friendly reference covers coastal California from Monterey County to the Oregon border with full treatments of more than 750 species, and references to hundreds more. With tips on mushroom collecting, descriptions of specific habitats and biozones, updated taxonomy, and outstanding photography, this guide is far and away the most modern and comprehensive treatment of mushrooms in the region. Each species profile pairs a photograph with an in-depth description, as well as notes on ecology, edibility, toxicity, and look-alike species. Written by mushroom identification experts and supported by extensive field work, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is an indispensable guide for anyone curious about fungi. From the Trade Paperback edition.

California Foraging

Author: Judith Lowry
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604696387
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Nature

The Golden State is home to an abundance of delicious wild edible plants. From woodlands to wetlands, grasslands to mountains, and coast to desert, delectable and unique wild foods beckon the curious forager. Consider the delights of blending wild borage leaves into a pungent pesto and decorating a salad with the blue, star-shaped flowers. If you’re in the desert, sample the sweet-tasting blooms and pea-like seeds of blue palo verde. In wetlands gather cattail pollen for golden pancakes. Plan a foraged feast.

Hello Nature

Author: Nina Chakrabarti
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780677359
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A fantastic new nature activity book from Nina Chakrabarti, exploring the exciting natural world around us. This is your very own nature scrapbook, packed with fascinating facts and brilliant activities. Doodle, draw and colour in leaves, butterflies, plants and much more. How many different types of snowflakes are there, and how are leaves formed? Find out how to make your own leaf prints, twig sculptures and minibeast hotels. With her beautiful, distinctive illustrations, explore the weird and wonderful things you can find all around you - whether you're out in a park, in your back garden or sitting in your living room at home!

Between Pacific Tides

Author: Edward Flanders Ricketts
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804720681
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Science

One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. Between Pacific Tides is a book for all who find the shore a place of excitement, wonder, and beauty, and an unsurpassed introductory text for both students and professionals. This book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world--the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The intricate and fascinating life processes of these creatures are described with affectionate care. The animals are grouped according to their most characteristic habitat, whether rocky shore, sandy beach, mud flat, or wharf piling, and the authors discuss their life history, physiology, and community relations, and the influence of wave shock and shifting tide level. Though the basic purpose and structure--and much of the text--of the book remain the same, content has been increased by about 20 percent; a multitude of changes and additios has been made in the text; the Annotated Systematic Index and General Bibliography have been updated and greatly expanded (now almost 2,300 entries); more than 200 new photographs and drawings have been incorporated; and an entirely new chapter has been added--a topical presentation of the several factors influencing distribution of organisms along the shore. This edition also includes John Steinbeck's Foreword to the 1948 edition.

Full Rip 9 0

Author: Sandi Doughton
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570618550
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Nature

Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake—the Really Big One—in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British Columbia. In this fascinating book, The Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are. With a 100% chance of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest, this fascinating book reports on the scientists who are trying to understand when, where, and just how big THE BIG ONE will be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edible Selby

Author: Todd Selby
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781613123850
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Photography

Photographer Todd Selby is back, this time focusing his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. He takes us behind the scenes with Noma chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen; to Tokyo to have a slice with pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma; and up a hilltop to dine at an inn without an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by watercolor illustrations and a handwritten questionnaire, which includes a signature recipe. Reveling in the pleasures of a taco at the beach, foraging for wild herbs, and the art of the perfectly cured olive, Selby captures the food we love to eat and the people who passionately grow, cook, pour, and serve these incredible edibles every day. Praise for Edible Selby: “Todd Selby has turned his curious eye to the kitchens of some of the world’s most imaginative cooks, artisans, and foragers. Far too often, food and the people who produce it are hidden behind closed doors or lost in an industrial food system, so it’s heartening to see this book champion those who have nothing to hide. With Todd’s trademark good humor and disarmingly quirky style, Edible Selby is a pure celebration of the creativity and authenticity of the wonderful individuals who are bringing real food to the table.” - Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant “Todd Selby’s foray into the world of food is every bit as intriguing as his eccentric take on the world of interiors. Long live Signor Selby!” - Simon Doonan, Barneys New York creative ambassador “Edible Selby captures the energy and excitement of today's food world. This book is pure Selby.” - Thomas Keller, The French Laundry “Books On My Gifts List…Photographer Todd Selby’s scrapbook reportage on passionate cooks and famous chefs around the world. Messy, magnificent, inspiring.” —Food & Wine magazine “Exploring the world for food, that’s what Edible Selby is all about…and hopefully, you get really hungry when you read it.” —New York Daily News “Photographer Todd Selby has an uncanny eye for the beauty of the unconventional kitchen; in his second book, he features cooks, chefs, and other culinary creative types in their workspaces—complete with recipes and witty hand-drawn illustrations.” —Saveur “This is a book to read on the couch and leave there. Next you’ll want to go to the kitchen and get crazy and make a mess. You will let your hair down, and the meal will be infused with life.” —TheKitchn.com

Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Andy Lamb
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 0920080758
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: Nature

New edition available! Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest, Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Northeast Foraging

Author: Leda Meredith
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604694178
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Cooking

A field guide to over one hundred edible plants found in the Northeastern United States includes a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable living.

Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast

Author: Rich Stallcup
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520276161
Release Date: 2014-08-06
Genre: Nature

The Northern California coast--from Monterey County to the Oregon border--is home to some of the richest avian habitats on the North American continent. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast provides a comprehensive ecological overview of this extensive and diverse region. It features detailed discussions of the area's most common waterbirds, raptors, and landbirds and highlights the most productive birding sites in each Northern California coastal county. Accessibly written and user-friendly, this guide contains nearly 250 species accounts that focus on seasonal rhythms and behavioral characteristics of each species. More than 130 color photographs and hand-drawn sketches depict the birds in context, and maps and occurrence charts indicate when readers might spot each species.

Pacific Feast

Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 159485405X
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: House & Home

CLICK HERE to download a sample recipe from Pacific Feast * Features more than 60 recipes from some of the Pacific Coast's best chefs, including David Tanis, Maria Hines, Dustin Clark, Kirsten Dixon, and Tom Douglas * Accessible and inspiring, Pacific Feast will appeal to home cooks and nature lovers alike * Conveys a strong conservation and sustainability message throughout the recipes and stories Once thought to be the stuff of back-to-the-landers, foraging has become a gourmet pastime, and there are a growing number of wild-food classes in which experts teach hungry folks how to spot the "food at our feet." Especially fortunate are those of us who live along the Pacific Coast -- from Southern California to Puget Sound to Anchorage -- where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild (and not so wild) spaces. Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs. With more than 25 years of wilderness travel under her boots and kayak hull--including thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California to Canada and kayaking solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington--writer Jennifer Hahn relies on wild harvesting to keep her pack and kayak light. Jennifer's favorite foraged lunch is sea urchin, nori seaweed, and "goose tongue" leaves. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her potter husband, Chris Moench. To learn more, visit the authors website at www.pacificfeast.com