March Weekend: Anticipating Spring
- Food & Drink
- Amery Food Hub, Amery WI
COOKBOOK CLUB: TROUT CAVIAR
RECIPES FROM A NORTHERN FORAGER
August 21, 7pm at Hungry Turtle Farm
410 125th Street | Amery, WI 54001
with Brett Laidlaw
Free - no registration required
Join author Brett Laidlaw for a book signing and discussion of his 2012 Minnesota Book Award Finalist cookbook, Trout Caviar. From flavorful artisanal cheeses to the year-round plenty of farmers markets to the first wild ramps of spring, options for eating well in Minnesota and Wisconsin abound. Brett Laidlaw has taken advantage of these local treasures for decades, and in Trout Caviar he shares tips and recipes to help you embrace the gifts our northern climate provides.
Laidlaw cultivates relationships with specialty stores and artisanal purveyors to gather food that comes with a toothsome sense of place—fresh Lake Superior fish, pastured lamb, plump duck for rich confit. He gardens and frequents farmers markets to savor seasonal produce, from the earliest lettuces through the flavorful peak of tomato season and on to winter’s store of apples, potatoes,
and squashes. He combines the best of the best to create recipes such as Summer Lake Trout Chowder, Grouse in Cider Cream, and Grilled Dessert Pizza with Rhubarb-Honey-Thyme compote. Laidlaw also includes practical information about mushroom hunting, curing bacon, laissez-faire gardening, and more.
"My favorite cookbook of the year is... Trout Caviar: Recipes from a Northern Forager, an astonishing trove of recipes using the things that grow so well here... . If it catches on it could transform northern cooking in our day." Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, James Beard Award-Winning writer and food editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine
The Hungry Turtle Insitute in Amery, WI is commited to a vision of promoting a culture that values small farms, great food, and a vibrant ecology.
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