Cook's Adventures

huckleberries foraging in seattle magazine
June 9, 2014 10:27 PM
Give in to temptation with a bucketful of tart red hucks
December 17, 2013 6:59 PM
In the spirit of another new year (and that endless drumbeat of time), I offer a few resolutions for the would-be wild-food forager (and...
October 17, 2013 6:07 PM
You’re in a trendy Seattle restaurant—or even a sleepy seaside café out in the boondocks, for that matter—and a steaming bowl of Manila...
September 11, 2013 11:01 PM
Jeremy Faber bangs on my door a little after 5 a.m. at the end of May, on a day that promises temperatures in the 70s. “Bring a down jacket...
September 3, 2013 6:05 PM
We're loving all the attention Seattle Magazine Cook's Adventure's columnist, Fat of the Land blogger and author Langdon Cook's new book is...
August 12, 2013 10:13 PM
The golden chanterelle just may be the favorite foraged food of Pacific Northwesterners. Our forests are loaded with chanterelles, and even...
June 17, 2013 8:37 PM
If you want to see what summer salmon season once looked like in Seattle, walk our local beaches this July and August. You’ll find anglers...
Langdon Cook porcini mushroom foraging
May 13, 2013 7:18 PM
The Italians call them porcini—little pigs—now the accepted term of commerce for a group of meaty, sought-after mushrooms in the bolete...
miners lettuce
March 18, 2013 11:52 PM
A millworker’s discovery of shiny trace metals in the Sierra foothills set off the California Gold Rush in 1848. Within a year, the...
oregon white truffles langdon cook
January 28, 2013 8:00 AM
I should have known this wouldn’t be a typical food festival. There were dogs everywhere: riding the Hilton Eugene elevators, pacing the...
October 17, 2012 10:20 PM
1. Mushroom knife: The Marttiini mushroom knife from Finland is a good length for mushrooms; the handle is neon yellow, making it easy to...
August 14, 2012 10:08 PM
Beginning around Labor Day, I’ll be heading into the mountains to go lobster hunting. Say what? I’m in search of a crustacean of the woods...
June 13, 2012 12:43 AM
Like climbing Mount Rainier, fishing for steelhead or performing a microbrew pub crawl across Seattle, digging for the wily geoduck is an...
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...