Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesday Trifecta

My books are stacking up, going teaser-less. I'll catch up here with three books that have inspired my recent travel and cooking dreams:

It should come as no surprise that the residents of the multimillion-dollar apartments and town houses at this world-famous address don't want you to know about the small riverside park that's accessed from a hidden, unmarked spot. Ask where the entrance is, and you're likely to be met with a shrug and a Cheshire cat smile.
-- Peaceful Places, New York City: 129 Tranquil Sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island by Evelyn Kanter (already reviewed here).

It's all about knowing where your ingredients come from (often local, family-owned farms) and respecting the ingredients enough to take time to see them through every step of the way.
Luckily the fertile Willamette Valley, as well as the diverse growing regions throughout the state, result in incredible, year-round food.

-- Food Lover's Guide to Portland by Liz Crain.

Many of the recipes in the book were adapted from dishes served on the boat.  Others were inspired by the home packs we brought back with us: king crab and salmon, scallops and shrimp filled our freezers back on land.

-- Fishes and Dishes: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska's Commercial Fisherwomen by Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper.

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