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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013
Bestselling author Langdon Cook returns to EvCC on Monday, October 21st. 1:00 p.m. in the Jackson Wilderness Room.
Presented by the Possession Sound Writers, this is an opportunity to hear Cook read from his new book, show slides and discuss the ins and outs of foraging in the Northwest. The program will be approximately one hour long and will include a Q&A session.
The Mushroom Hunters
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
From Amazon.com: "The Mushroom Hunters weaves together food, natural history, and outdoor adventure. It’s the result of thousands of hours spent with pickers, buyers, and chefs; hundreds of hours of taped interviews; and my own compulsion to work this first-hand material into a narrative that readers can appreciate, whether or not they’ve ever tasted a wild mushroom or even taken a walk in the woods."
Take a sneak peek and some of the Northwest secrets Langdon Cook will share.
A writer and instructor on wild foods and the outdoors, Langdon Cook has written for many magazines, newspapers, and online journals, includingTerrain, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Outside, The Stranger, and Seattle Magazine, where he is a regular columnist. He has received grants and awards from Artist Trust, 4Culture, PEN Northwest, and the Bread Loaf Writing Conference. Cook received his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington.
- The Saltwater Journal
From the review: "The book includes personal anecdotes of the author mixed in with just enough culinary, historical, and biological references of the various mushroom species to make you want to learn more. Hell, I didn’t get to the halfway point of The Mushroom Hunters before I started looking for a good pocket guide to edible mushrooms ..."
- Seattle Times
A sampling of this equally enthusiastic review: "Langdon Cook has got to be the ideal companion to have along on a backwoods-camping trip. The guy can forage and fish, he’s a wizard cook, he’s only a little reckless and, to judge by his new book ... he’s terrific company — especially when sharing his passion for mushrooms."