Seattle writer Langdon Cook made a literary and culinary name for himself with his well-received first book on foraging for food, Fat of the Land. He changes directions somewhat, to delightful ends, with his newest book, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America (Ballantine). "With superb detail and intrepid research, Langdon Cook leads a fascinating trek deep into the mysterious world of mushroom hunting, blending intriguing natural history and quirky characters with insights into this murky, sometimes dangerous business. This is riveting stuff for food lovers." - Kathleen Flinn. "The Mushroom Hunters is like the forest itself gems are hidden throughout. Cook captures the surreal and deeply flavorful world of North America's wild fungi, the subculture that seeks them, and the thrill of the treasure hunt." - Jim Robbins. Included this evening will be a morel raffle for those purchasing The Mushroom Hunters.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue