I recently attended a book launch party for Bill Jones, Author of “The Deerholme Foraging Book” wild foods and recipes from the Pacific Northwest. Bill is no stranger to foraging or food for that matter, he is a chef who is a forager of mushrooms, edible plants, berries and more who pairs fresh, local ingredients from the Cowichan Valley. He has authored 11 cookbooks and this is his latest on Foraging.
The Deerholme Foraging Book is an exploration of the wild foods found in the Pacific Northwest. It is written by award-winning chef and author Bill Jones and features local mushrooms, edible plants, sea vegetables, and shellfish. The book is the product of twenty years of research and professional cooking with foraged foods. It serves as an introduction to the world of wild food and contains identification and sourcing information, harvesting and preparation tips, and more than one hundred delicious recipes featuring many types of wild foods. The recipe list includes techniques for preserving food and covers basic pantry preparations, appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts, as well as meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes. The recipes are global in influence and use simple techniques woven in with expert knowledge to create good, homemade food.
The chefs team at Edible Canada prepared some appetizers from Bill’s book highlighting the different wild foraged foods featured in the book.
The Deerholme Foraging Book is now available at bookstores throughout North America and beyond. You can follow Bill on twitter @deerholme
By: Richard Wolak