“Langdon Cook understands that the goal of hunting and foraging is not just to eat, but to eat well. Any city-eater can grab something at a supermarket, but to feel the thrill of grappling with lingcod or plucking dubious mushrooms gives the reader maximum pleasure—and zero pain. Provided you follow Cook’s recipes to satiate your whetted appetite. As a neophyte forager with a well-trained palate, Cook knows best.” —Betty Fussell, author of My Kitchen Wars and Raising Steaks: The Life & Times of American Beef
“Langdon Cook celebrates the bounty of the land and sea through the pleasure of foraging. It’s an inspiration and a reminder that eating your local foods connects you to the land you live on.” —Maria Hines, Chef/Owner, Tilth Restaurant
“In Fat of the Land, Lang Cook invites us to share in his enthusiastic, salubrious, wild food foraging quests. Get out of town, breathe in the fresh air, hear the quiet, exercise, feel good, connect with nature and the season—then return to the kitchen to delicious preparations of dandelion greens, squid, fiddleheads, or whatever the quarry. Lively, informative, soul-satisfying narrative.” —Jon Rowley, Contributing Editor, Gourmet --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I enjoyed this book, and the ideas that it expressed of gathering a variety of your own food in a sustainable manner. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lee H.
Makes you want to go all these places and do all these things--what an adventurer he is!Published 3 months ago by Sarah Sue
Very good reading Wasn't expecting this to read as well as it did Will look for other books by this author ThePublished 7 months ago by Danney Spain
When the apocalypse comes this will be the guy to know. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more plant based foraging. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Missymaam
Langdon Cook has chronicled in a few pages, items that could be essential to our diets explaning in detail how we can
aquire them. Read more
The book was enjoyable to read, but it could've used better editing. Big words were unnecessarily inserted into sentences and there seemed to be too many topics. Read morePublished 13 months ago by fungihntr
Enjoyed his style of writing. If you like the outdoors, this is a book to read. Recipes sound good, too.Published 17 months ago by Phil Long