Acorns & Cattails – A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm & Field
The culinary do-it-yourself era is in full swing! Many chefs and cooks are seeking a deeper connection with their food through foraging, farming, and hunting, leading many to cast aside the casserole for modern spins on familiar foods.
In Acorns & Cattails, nationally acclaimed chef Rob Connoley offers more than one hundred recipes featuring ingredients that any home cook can forage, grow, or hunt. Each recipe shares modern flavor and texture pairings that will excite professional chef and home cook alike. The comforting mesquite chocolate chip cookie, the indulgent pork belly poppers, and the haute hackberry rabbit paté launch homespun do-it-yourself dishes into modern classics.
In addition to learning to cook foraged and farmed foods, readers will explore the basics of wild plant harvesting (including identification and ethical best practices) while enjoying humorous anecdotes from Connoley’s years of remote gathering. Photographer Jay Hemphill also presents stunning images that capture the bounty of North America.
About Rob Connoley (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Rob Connoley is a James Beard semi-finalist for best southwest chef and is the owner of the nationally acclaimed Curious Kumquat. He has been written up in the New York Times, Saveur magazine, Sunset magazine, and Gastronomica. Connoley current farms the plains of the Midwest United States and hunts and forages the world over seeking the greatest ingredients that Earth has to offer. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.