Pacific Fresh

Author: Maryana Vollstedt
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452123632
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With its practical emphasis on simple, delicious fare; fresh, healthful ingredients; and nearly 200 recipes with a West Coast flair, Pacific Fresh: Great Recipes from the West Coast is sure to become a favorite of home cooks. From such savory starters as Roasted Red Pepper Crostini to seafood classics, like Dungeness Crab Cakes, or tempting desserts, such as Baked Pears in Wine with Chocolate Sauce, Pacific Fresh offers a full range of flavorful, easy-to-make dishes for every course, every meal, every taste in one accessible book.

Good Fish

Author: Becky Selengut
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570618216
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It can be intimidating to shop for seafood. You wonder if it's healthy for you, you worry about whether it's overfished and whether it's caught in ways that harm other species or the environment. Making smart seafood choices has never been more confusing or more important for the planet and our health. Chef and seafood advocate Becky Selengut knows from good fish, and in a voice that's informed but down-to-earth, she untangles the morass surrounding seafood today. From shellfish to finfish to littlefish, fifteen good fish are featured, and the accompanying seventy-five recipes will appeal to a wide range of home cooks: from beginners, to busy parents trying to put a healthy weeknight meal on the table, to the more adventurous who want to create special-occasion dishes. Sommelier April Pogue provides wine pairings for each recipe. Good Fish is an invaluable resource for anyone living on the Pacific Coast. Chef Becky Selengut is an advocate for seafood sustainability and seasonal, regional cuisine. Her writing has been featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles and Edible Seattle magazines. She lives in Seattle.

Pacific Flavours

Author: Virginia Lee
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 0887807569
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The 3rd edition of the ultimate guidebook for an unforgettable culinary tour of British Columbia.

West Coast Seafood

Author: Jay Harlow
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570611704
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Author and chef Jay Harlow introduces us to the wide range of fresh fish and shellfish available on the west coast in West Coast Seafood. Using such familiar varieties as salmon, halibut, swordfish, and Dungeness crab, as well as the more exotic tilapia and grenadier, among others, Harlow has created more than 250 recipes to tempt the seafood lover. Important techniques such as poaching, filleting, and steaming are explained with care, making it easy for the home cook to produce a succulent Spring Shrimp Soup with Asparagus and Saffron Aioli or a savoury Sauteed Salmon Fillet with Morels and Peas.

Pacific Feast

Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594854057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Chop Suey

Author: Andrew Coe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199758517
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In 1784, passengers on the ship Empress of China became the first Americans to land in China, and the first to eat Chinese food. Today there are over 40,000 Chinese restaurants across the United States--by far the most plentiful among all our ethnic eateries. Now, in Chop Suey Andrew Coe provides the authoritative history of the American infatuation with Chinese food, telling its fascinating story for the first time. It's a tale that moves from curiosity to disgust and then desire. From China, Coe's story travels to the American West, where Chinese immigrants drawn by the 1848 Gold Rush struggled against racism and culinary prejudice but still established restaurants and farms and imported an array of Asian ingredients. He traces the Chinese migration to the East Coast, highlighting that crucial moment when New York "Bohemians" discovered Chinese cuisine--and for better or worse, chop suey. Along the way, Coe shows how the peasant food of an obscure part of China came to dominate Chinese-American restaurants; unravels the truth of chop suey's origins; reveals why American Jews fell in love with egg rolls and chow mein; shows how President Nixon's 1972 trip to China opened our palates to a new range of cuisine; and explains why we still can't get dishes like those served in Beijing or Shanghai. The book also explores how American tastes have been shaped by our relationship with the outside world, and how we've relentlessly changed foreign foods to adapt to them our own deep-down conservative culinary preferences. Andrew Coe's Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States is a fascinating tour of America's centuries-long appetite for Chinese food. Always illuminating, often exploding long-held culinary myths, this book opens a new window into defining what is American cuisine.

One Pan Two Plates

Author: Carla Snyder
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452106703
Format: PDF, ePub
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Collects recipes for weeknight meals for two, including jambalaya, tuna burgers, veal piccata, lamb kebabs, yellow curry chicken, and prosciutto-wrapped salmon.

The Sobo Cookbook

Author: Lisa Ahier
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 0449015866
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sobo (Sophisticated Bohemian) started out in 2003 as a purple food truck in the parking lot behind a surf shop, way before food trucks were cool. Despite its remoteness, it attracted rave reviews from food media across North America, with the likes of Saveur magazine calling it: "perhaps the most exciting lunch stand in North America". The back of the staff's t-shirts read: "Quite possibly the second best thing you can do in a parking lot"--and that same fun, authentic West Coast vibe weaves throughout the stories and recipes in this book. Sobo has since become a destination restaurant, having outgrown its food truck beginnings, with visitors making the pilgrimage to the west coast of Vancouver Island just to taste chef Lisa Ahier's cooking--which is, to use Tofino slang, simply "killer". The restaurant's menu focuses on locally-sourced, seasonally-inspired ingredients from family-owned producers. The dishes are shaped by Lisa's Tex Mex and Southwestern culinary roots, and her experience gained across several US states, including her stint as executive chef of Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. The Sobo Cookbook includes over 100 of the restaurant's all-time favourite recipes--recipes that have fed surfers, hungry locals, curious visitors and die-hard foodies alike.

Crab

Author: Cynthia Nims
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632170744
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If you dream about perfectly prepared crab cakes, steamed Dungeness straight from the shell, or lightly coated soft-shell blue crabs, this is your cookbook. Culinary expert Cynthia Nims offers 50 delicious ways to love crab--whether it's Dungeness, Alaskan king, and snow crab from the West Coast or blue and stone crab from the East. Pulled from your own crab pot or sourced at the local fishmonger, crab is always wild and brings a sweet taste of the sea to every bite. Beyond the recipes, Nims offers background on crab species, information about seasonal harvest and sport crabbing, and plenty of kitchen tips to make the most out of crab. Pass the crab crackers!

SUNSET Eating Up the West Coast

Author: Binns, Brigit
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 0848751116
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Sunset Magazine and cookbook author and Road Foodie blogger Brigit Binns team up to take readers on a mouthwatering tour along scenic highways and picturesque back roads of the Pacific coast. Brigit and her trusty canine companion, Stella, make their way up the region in four bites--Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington--discovering local eateries, dives, and cafes that showcase the true flavors of each region. More than 125 delicious and authentic recipes fill the pages of this part cookbook, part delicious journey, along with tales from owners, patrons, and employees that bring each restaurant's and region's personality to light. Impeccable full color photography also graces the pages, taking readers both inside these landmark gems and outside to the surrounding scenery. Sunset's Eating Up the West Coast is a discovery guide for anyone who loves to eat great local food and venture off the beaten path.