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Order the The Berry Bible book from Amazon.com.

Delicious, good for us, but underrepresented on our tables, berries are one of nature's greatest gifts. Amending our lack of berry-smarts, Janie Hibler's The Berry Bible presents a definitive guide, with over 200 recipes using cultivated, wild, fresh, and frozen berries--from well-known types such as blueberries and raspberries (and their related varieties), to lesser known kinds, like the cloudberry and manzanita, and apple-like fruit enjoyed traditionally by Native Americans. The recipes cover a wide range of easily produced dishes, such as Morning Glory Muffins with Blackberries and Pork Tenderloin Salad with Warm Strawberry Dressing, and also include formulas for smoothies, cocktails, condiments like chutney, and homemade berry liqueurs such as Madame Rose Blan's Crème de Cassis. What makes the book a particularly valuable kitchen resource, however, is Hibler's A to Z berry encyclopedia, a section that, in addition to providing nomenclature, history, habitat, and classification information, also offers picking, buying, storing, and cooking advice. Accompanying the descriptions are pages of color photos that further aid in berry identification, a gift to those who like to gather their own. --Arthur Boehm

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From Publishers Weekly
The eighth in the Knopf Cooks American series, this volume proves that there is a lot more to Pacific Northwest cooking than Agent Cooper's cherry pie and coffee. Hibler, who originally hails from northern Californiano other info of note/mm , writes of the influence of Indian tribes and pioneers, old and new, on food cultivation in the area. The book is generously illustrated with historical photographs and punctuated with quotes from pioneers' letters and diaries about food and cooking. But the region's bounty and diverse cultural background are perhaps best celebrated in the recipes. Hibler shows how to use local plenty in Vietnamese shrimp rolls, blueberry catsup and baked Multnomah catfish. For the truly adventurous, there is advice on dressing game and preparing elk steaks. While she emphasizes using fresh ingredients, Hibler occasionally allows for frozen substitutes. Recipes are not labor-intensive, and food processors are used when practical. However, a mail-order list would have come in handy for those who can't find Tillamook cheese or Oregon truffles nearby. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Order the Wild About Game book from Amazon.com.

With growing interest in game as a source of red meat often lower in cholesterol than that of standard cattle, the need for some serious guides to cooking these nonstandard foods becomes all the more important. Elk, which used to be available only to hunters, is now farmed in New Zealand and imported into the U.S. And virtually everyone has seen both buffalo and ostrich offered for sale in supermarkets. Most of these meats require special handling, since they can't always be cooked just the same as beef. Hibler offers good advice on how to make the best of a boar chop or a loin of antelope. Side dishes that complement game's stronger flavors receive careful attention, and the buttermilk mashed potatoes seasoned with chives would fit well on any dinner table. Libraries near hunting areas will especially profit from this book's helpful information on all manner of wild game. Mark Knoblauch


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