Hank Shaw – Hunt, Gather, Cook

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  1. seeks

    My brother would have loved this book. So glad Hank has put this together, something that is delicious and useful and environmentally minded (i.e., eat what is around you): that’s totally in the spirit of my brother, who had always made a point to be prepared to walk off into the woods and disappear. Thanks Hank, and congrats!

  2. Susan

    Congratulations, Hank! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. My husband is a hunter and an avid cook. He’s talked about learning the art of foraging for years but hasn’t really taken the time to just do it. This should help us get started. We’ll both be excited to learn more. Thanks.

  3. Daria

    How cool. And good information for us to know that we’ve mostly lost over time. Timely for me as well, since I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the “paleo” lifestyle and diet and this fits right in.

  4. Fawn

    This is beautiful! I am a 38 year old mom and I’m going bow hunting for the first time this year. I will also be buying this book, thanks Hank!!!

  5. Mary

    Oh Elise! What a great post…

    Congratulations to Hank! I love him and all the wild food he stands for. :-) Elise – now that you are on a roll with this sort of thing you really need to take a look at the Weston A Price Foundation’s Website and also two really great blogs on traditional eating/cooking…one is The Nourished Kitchen (Jenny)and the other is The Nourishing Gourmet (Kimi).

    Thanks for a really great post…your website is the best!

    Love,

    Mary

  6. tomoko

    Congratulations Hank!

    My grandmother cooked wild things too. She grew up in the mountains of Nagano, Japan. She has shown me wild plants to gather and prepare for meals.. mountain vegetables are really delicious. It’s amazing to think you can live on plants; roots, leaves, fruits… that just grow naturally… she’d take such ordinary things and make extraordinary dishes…

    Nature’s bounty!

  7. Jena

    I keep telling my husband and our friends who hunt that I’d like to learn how, just in case it should ever become necessary to know. (I read a lot of apocalyptic/dystopian fiction, so it feels like a distinct possibility.) Maybe I should get this book, just in case, too.

    In the meantime, our hunter friends bring wild game for us–bear, moose, elk, etc.–but I often think there must be a better way to cook it than I end up doing. Does Hank include these animals in his book?

    Yes on elk, moose, and other venison meats. No on bear, at least in the book. You should check out Hank’s website though Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook where he has posted hundreds of recipes, many using wild game. ~Elise

  8. Abbey

    Does the wine chapter include prickly pear fruit? That would be awesome!

    The book includes a chapter on prickly pear, and a chapter on making wine from fruit, but not necessarily on making wine from prickly pear fruit. But I’m guessing that the basic wine making instructions could be used with juice made from prickly pear. ~Elise

  9. Amber

    What a wonderful review! I was already itching to read Hank’s new book, and the way you’ve described it makes me want to buy extra copies to pass out to my friends, too. :) I can’t wait to get my copy!

    Love the photo of him, too.

  10. Terry in Colchester VT

    Thank you Hank for writing this and thank you Elise for letting us know about it! I will put this on my Father’s day wish list.

    Now I need to rustle up some dandelion greens for that beautiful looking risotto.

  11. Bertha Alicia Moseson

    I am excited to read about this book. My husband used to hunt, and we had a cookbook called, “How to Cook His Goose” which was filled with recipes for cooking goose, duck, pheasant, chuckar, quail, and all good things. I think he would like this book for father’s day, just for old times sake. Plus, I intend to retire soon, and I may start foraging…I am now a vegetarian, so I don’t need to hunt!
    Thank you,
    Bertha

  12. Beth

    I love the idea of this book. It reminds me of going to my mother-in-law’s village in Greece, where you can walk out the door and find wild oregano, chamomile, and even ‘candle wick’ flowers, which can be floated in olive oil and lit. The people in Greece still live have this knowledge: when a young colleague from work and I were at a conference in England she was amazed at the size of the ‘horta’ or wild greens (dandelions), which were just begging to be gathered. Now I know what I want for Christmas!

  13. Willow

    This sounds like such an awesome cook book for my son who is an avid outdoorsman! I look forward to buying it for his upcoming birthday! And.. perhaps as a (very) early birthday present to myself!!!

  14. rose

    will definitely be picking up a copy of this book – for my own interest and my husband’s. what a neat set of topics for a book!
    congrats hank – have been following you through elise for years!