Cook's Adventures

April 20, 2012 12:13 AM
Few foods look more fetching on the plate than fiddleheads, those vibrant green coils that emerge in moist forests each spring. Aptly named...
February 17, 2012 11:57 PM
Imagine our early hominid ancestors exploring outside the cave after a long, cold winter and enough jerked mammoth to convert the first...
December 12, 2011 9:14 PM
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only...
October 17, 2011 4:10 PM
My first priority as a forager is to enjoy the fresh air. Second is a good meal. Third—and not a distant third, mind you—is the inherent...
August 8, 2011 11:02 PM
It’s time for a trip to the local confectionary, but be warned: This isn’t a jaunt down to the corner candy store. It’s nature’s candy...
July 19, 2011 7:02 PM
Dig It! We’ve got so many clams, you could say it’s an embarrassment of bivalves. Manila clams, in particular, are easy to dig and nearly...
June 27, 2011 9:33 PM
The following recipe is excerpted from Langdon Cook’s book Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager.   Risotto Nero con...
April 15, 2011 7:17 PM
Call the doctor. I feel a sickness coming on. It’s May and that can mean only one thing: morel mushrooms on the brain. Rudely shaped and...
Langdon Cook Fat of the Land Edible Weeds Salad
February 28, 2011 6:35 PM
Adventurous eaters need not stray far from home for a unique meal. Just step outside. It’s springtime, and the eatin’ is easy. Here in the...