Archive for November 22nd, 2011

Hunt, Gather, Cook

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Hank Shaw knows where his food comes from because he forages, hunts and fishes for the majority of it. Some of these skills he learned from his mother growing up on the east coast.

13— It’s always been part of our lives: Digging clams in the Atlantic, picking berries, and all that kind of stuff. It’s an awareness that there’s food all around us. I’ve always had it. And that’s really helped spur a lifelong passion.

He records his passion for wild food on his popular blog Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook, which inspired his book Hunt, Gather, Cook, published by Rodale Press. He says there’s a certain level of satisfaction with food possible only when one acquires it in the wild.

18— Think about it: on a very basic level, anybody who’s ever fished, you catch a fish and then you eat it in a frying pan on a camping trip. It tastes so much better than one that you buy at a store. And it is that satisfaction of having worked for your food…. It’s difficult to explain if you’ve never done it, but once you do it, it become addicting and you never want to stop.

Hank Shaw cooks and eats everything he forages, hunts and fishes, and shares the experience and what he’s learned on his blog and in his book.

09—I want to do justice to the things that I bring home. And I want to help people who are also hunting and fishing and foraging to cook their food better—give them new ideas.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.