Stalking The Blue-Eyed Scallop
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Stalking The Blue-Eyed Scallop

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This foraging and cooking classic was first published in 1964 and has continued to be one of America's most appreciated works on the subject of seafood. As a young man, Euell Gibbons kept his family alive during the Dust Bowl era by gathering wild foods. In later years he foraged for seafood all over the coastlines of North America and even Hawaii. He drew on his extensive experience and research to write his "Stalking" series, books which have entered the American lexicon and which remain the starting point for serious foragers.
Euell Gibbons tells how to find marvelous food in every coastal area of North America.This book contains numerous drawings for identification and hundreds of recipes and cooking tips from chowders and clambakes to simple epicurean treats such as boiled periwinkles dipped in melted butter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20.07mm | 435.45g
  • Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
  • English
  • 102 Halftones, black and white
  • 0811739031
  • 9780811739030
  • 1,199,811

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Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop is a cookbook, nature guide, and remembrance that pulls you in like a riptide. It is particularly illuminating about all the fine seafood we can gather on our shores, with beautiful descriptions of their habitats and behavior, and not least, recipes for some of the most unique and savory dishes you will ever enjoy. -- Shirley King, author of Fish: The Basics Gibbons is one of America's most original writers about nature and food, and I've followed his advice about the gathering of periwinkles, edible seaweed and such and cooked a la Gibbons with delicious results. This book is the best antidote to mechanized modern life. I can't think of any other that has given me as much pleasure each time I've picked it up. -- Nika Hazelton, The New York Times Book Review A practical guide to the edibles that about in and around tidal areas, and these are more numerous than the average man dreams of. It is conceivable that, equipped with the book, an adventurous spirit might live for endless time with a minimum expenditure of money for food other than sugar, salt, flour, and other pantry staples. -- Craig Claiborne, The New York Times
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About Euell Gibbons

Euell Gibbons was born in Red River County, Texas, and made a living in various ways--as a cowboy, hobo, carpenter, surveyor, boat builder, beachcomber, newspaperman, farmer, and teacher--throughout many states, before writing his first book, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, in 1962 at age fifty-one.
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107 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 36% (39)
4 43% (46)
3 18% (19)
2 2% (2)
1 1% (1)
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