Every weekday, we're highlighting a local or regional blogger we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should.
Meet today's featured blogger and blog:
Who: Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook (Two-time nominee for Best Food Blog by the James Beard Foundation, and named Best Blog in 2010 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.)
Where: Sacramento, California
I am the omnivore who has solved his dilemma. I write. I fish. I dig earth, forage widely, live for food and kill wild animals. I think daily about new ways to cook and eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps – or grows. Honest food is what I’m seeking. Nothing packaged, nothing in a box, nothing wrapped in plastic. I eat meat, and I’m not keen on factory farms, so I either hunt it myself or buy it from real people who raise animals humanely. Likewise with vegetables and fruits and grain. I am a fan of farmers markets, eating locally and making good food from scratch.
Who the hell am I? I am a former line cook, I’ve caught fish and dug clams for a living, and after 18 years as a political reporter, I now pay the bills writing and catering around Northern California. My work has been published in, among other places, The Art of Eating, Gastronomica and Field & Stream, and I am currently writing a book with Rodale Press about opening up the world of foraging, hunting and fishing to those interested in food, but who may have never hunted mushrooms or picked up a gun or cast a rod and reel before.
Do you read a local blog that you'd like to see featured? Send 'em our way for a chance in the spotlight.
Way to go Hank. I thought of becoming a wild man for few days, just couldn't make time for it. May be you can come out with a book on your experience.
This is a great site, thanks a lot for sharing with us.
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