• Cooking

Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast

Author: Kirk Lombard
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597143578
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
View: 9449
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

    • Nature

The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific

Author: Milton S. Love,Mary Yoklavich,Lyman K. Thorsteinson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520234383
Category: Nature
Page: 404
View: 4175
"A major landmark contribution to fisheries science and fish ecology. Rockfish populations are in a severe decline throughout the Northeastern Pacific, and the need for a deep understanding of their biology, ecology, and management has never been more critical. This book addresses all aspects of our current knowledge of this diverse and interesting group of groundfish species, and it is written clearly and with humor. An outstanding work!"--Larry G. Allen, California State University, Northridge "Quite simply the best account ever of the fascinating, diverse, and valuable rockfishes. If you are interested in the marine fishes of the Pacific Coast, you need this book."--Peter B. Moyle, author of Inland Fishes of California

    • Cooking

Foraging along the Pacific Coast

from Mexico to Puget Sound : the complete illustrated handbook
Author: Peter Howorth
Publisher: Capra Pr
ISBN: 9780884962281
Category: Cooking
Page: 213
View: 3978

    • Nature

A Guide to the Rockfishes, Thornyheads, and Scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific

Author: John Lawton Butler,Milton S. Love,Thomas E. Laidig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520270091
Category: Nature
Page: 185
View: 4658
"This is an exciting book for those who have an interest in the most accurate information regarding the rockfish populous along the California Coast. What an outstanding collection of photos and hard data regarding these species of fish. Our hats off to these 'extreme' scientists who braved the offshore weather to bring us such an information-packed resource. The high-resolution photos of these fish in their natural habitat are amazing, as well as the high-tech methods of capturing these photos through remotely operated vehicles and submersibles. Well done!"--Ken Franke, Sportfishing Association of California "This guide represents a tremendous amount of excellent work stemming from new technology developed to assess the status of species inhabiting rocky and high-relief habitats. Optically assisted acoustics is the future of fishery stock assessments, and rockfish sustainability depends on the kind of visual observations that this book presents."--Bill Fox, World Wildlife Fund "Via submersible technology, excellent photographic contributions, and vast and caring knowledge, John Butler, Milton Love, and Thomas Laidig have brought this wonderful group of fishes to life. Sebastophiles rejoice--a magnificent resource has arrived!"--Andy Lamb, co-author of Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest and Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest "Although rockfishes are an ecologically, economically, and culturally important group, there has not been a guidebook dedicated to their many species and relatives. This excellent volume not only describes the adults but also the commonly seen juveniles, and the superb pictures and detailed descriptions differentiate similar-looking species. A Guide to the Rockfishes, Thornyheads, and Scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific will prove invaluable to keen observers of the underwater world, scientists and casual observers alike."--Jan Freiwald, Reef Check California

    • House & Home

Pacific Feast

A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine
Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594854057
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 3926
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

    • Social Science

Before California

An Archaeologist Looks at Our Earliest Inhabitants
Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759103740
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 4763
What did California look like before Hollywood? Before the Gold Rush? Before the missions? Brian Fagan, the best known popular archaeology writer in America, is your tour guide on a fascinating trip across the Golden State before the arrival of Europeans. Fagan tells of the first groups who drifted into the state over 13,000 years ago and how their descendants used the land and sea to survive in a fragile environment subject to earthquake, drought, and flood. On your tour, you will visit the shellmounds of San Francisco Bay, salmon trappers of the northern streams, acorn gatherers of the Central Valley, Chumash villages on the Santa Barbara coast, and shamans who painted mysterious figures on stone. Fagan shows how archaeologists scientifically reconstruct this lost history from fragments of bone, shell, and stone, from travellers' and scholars' descriptions of vanished peoples, and from the stories told by the tribal members themselves. Join a famous archaeologist on this captivating journey and find out what important lessons this story has for California's future.

    • Nature

Pacific Coast Foraging Guide

45 Wild Foods from Beach, Field, and Forest
Author: Jennifer Hahn,Mac Smith
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594853999
Category: Nature
Page: 12
View: 8496
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.

    • Cooking

California Foraging

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Evergreen Huckleberries to Wild Ginger
Author: Judith Larner Lowry
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694203
Category: Cooking
Page: 344
View: 7607
The diversity of California's terrain and climate are a forager's dream, with unique offerings from the coast, the mountains, the deserts, and everywhere in between. A passionate wild foods expert, Judith Larner Lowry shows you what to look for and how to gather it in a sustainable way. California Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants. It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting.

    • Cooking

The Bay Area Forager

Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area
Author: Mia Andler,Kevin Feinstein
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9780615496122
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
View: 6313

    • Nature

Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America

Author: R. Michael Davis,Robert Sommer,John A. Menge
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271084
Category: Nature
Page: 459
View: 2603
"This is a wonderful addition to the mycological literature for both professionals and amateur mycophiles! A field guide with an emphasis on California mushrooms is long overdue."--Greg W. Douhan, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside. "The perfect update to a classic mushroom field guide. This book combines excellent images and useful keys with up-to-date scientific findings on mushrooms." David Rizzo, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

    • Nature

Northwest Foraging

The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Author: Doug Benoliel
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594853678
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 3007
CLICK HERE to download the section on foraging for field mustard with four sample recipes from Northwest Foraging * Suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike * More than 65 of the most common edible plants in the Pacific Northwest are thoroughly described *Poisonous plants commonly encountered are also included Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries. A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid -- a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms. Beginning with his botany studies at the University of Washington, Doug Benoliel has been dedicated to native plants. He has owned a landscaping, design, and nursery business, and done his extensive work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Doug lives on Lopez Island, Washington.

    • Nature

Foraging California

Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in California
Author: Christopher Nyerges
Publisher: FalconGuides
ISBN: 9780762786848
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 4397
From acacia to wild grape, Foraging California guides the reader to the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Golden State. Helpfully organized by plant families, with detailed information on locations, the book is an authoritative guide for nature lovers, outdoorsmen, and gastronomes.

    • Cooking

Hunt, Gather, Cook

Finding the Forgotten Feast
Author: Hank Shaw
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609614011
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
View: 804
If there is a frontier beyond organic, local, and seasonal, beyond farmers' markets and sustainably raised meat, it surely includes hunting, fishing, and foraging your own food. A lifelong angler and forager who became a hunter late in life, Hank Shaw has chronicled his passion for hunting and gathering in his widely read blog, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, which has developed an avid following among outdoor people and foodies alike. Hank is dedicated to finding a place on the table for the myriad overlooked and underutilized wild foods that are there for the taking—if you know how to get them. In Hunt, Gather, Cook, he shares his experiences both in the field and the kitchen, as well as his extensive knowledge of North America's edible flora and fauna. With the fresh, clever prose that brings so many readers to his blog, Hank provides a user-friendly, food-oriented introduction to tracking down everything from sassafras to striped bass to snowshoe hares. He then provides innovative ways to prepare wild foods that go far beyond typical campfire cuisine: homemade root beer, cured wild boar loin, boneless tempura shad, Sardinian hare stew—even pasta made with handmade acorn flour. For anyone ready to take a more active role in determining what they feed themselves and their families, Hunt, Gather, Cook offers an entertaining and delicious introduction to harvesting the bounty of wild foods to be found in every part of the country.

    • Nature

Pacific Seaweeds

Updated and Expanded Edition
Author: Louis Druehl,Bridgette Clarkston
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 1550177389
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 8945
This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential—and often surprising—roles seaweed plays in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems. Featuring an attractive new full-color design, the expanded Pacific Seaweeds includes updated species descriptions, dozens of additional color photos, new species discovered since the original edition, and brand-new sections on common shore plants and the use of DNA techniques to discover, catalog and identify seaweeds. It also features several new recipes and an essay on umami—because in addition to all its other uses, some species of seaweed make delectable food. Packed with illustrations, vivid color photographs, comprehensive scientific information and further readings, this easy-to-use guidebook will appeal to marine biologists, amateur beachcombers, gourmet foragers and everyone in between.


California's Channel Islands

A History
Author: Frederic Caire Chiles
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 080614923X
Category: HISTORY
Page: 296
View: 9974
Prehistoric foragers, conquistadors, missionaries, adventurers, hunters, and rugged agriculturalists parade across the histories of these little known islands on the horizon of twenty-first century Southern California. This chain of eight islands is home to a biodiversity unrivaled anywhere on Earth. For visitors and armchair travelers alike, this book weaves the strands of natural history, island ecology, and human endeavor to tell the Channel Islands' full story.

    • Nature

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California
Author: Noah Siegel,Christian Schwarz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607748185
Category: Nature
Page: 608
View: 8953
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.

    • Technology & Engineering

Foraging along the California coast

the complete illustrated handbook
Author: Peter Howorth
Publisher: Capra Pr
ISBN: 9780884961000
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 5856

    • Cooking

The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook

Recipes Inspired by the Extraordinary Produce of California's Most Iconic Market
Author: Laura McLively
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1941529976
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
View: 557
Celebrating the unfamiliar yet extraordinary produce from California's most iconic market, Berkeley Bowl, this cookbook offers recipes for a panoply of fruits and vegetables that have been largely overlooked or forgotten in popular cuisine. Registered dietician Laura McLively, an avid home cook and creator of the popular blog MyBerkeleyBowl, created a recipe for every unfamiliar or "exotic" fruit and vegetable she found at Berkeley Bowl. Here is a collection of her favorite discoveries, and a tribute to the remarkable, 40-year-old family-run market that inspired them. Shining a spotlight on the versatile and unique qualities of the astonishingly beautiful, plant-based bounty that's available to vegetarians and meat eaters alike, these recipes and photographs will help you embrace hundreds of exciting fruits and vegetables you may never have tasted or thought of cooking, including crunchy sea bean spindles, tubers bigger than a toddler, wiry haired rambutans, and wrinkly skinned Indian bitter melon. Eating more types and colors of plants exposes us to a wider variety of nutrients, antioxidants, and beneficial bacteria. Berkeley Bowl is a mecca for great chefs, and with the recipes in this cookbook, you'll see why. Even if you don't live near Berkeley Bowl, getting your hands on these ingredients can be a fun and rewarding experience in its own right, and cooking with them will make your meals explode with flavors, textures, and new culinary adventures for all your senses. Partial list of recipes: Green Garlic Soup with Lemon Cardamom Yogurt Sweet & Sour Tofu with Gooseberry Charred Nopal and Black-eyed Pea Chili Corn and Chive Stuffed Squash Blossoms Pepino Melon Poke Stuffed Indian Eggplant Morel Pot Pie Starfruit Almond Torte From TI 9781941529966 HC.