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The Boreal Gourmet

Adventures in Northern Cooking

by Michele Genest

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list price: $26.95
edition:Paperback
category: Cooking
published: Apr 2010
ISBN:9781550174755
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"Bring me moose meat! You will not be sorry!" So says Whitehorse author and cook Michele Genest to the hunters in her circle. Wild is wonderful when it comes to Genest's creative treatments for northern viands, with exciting ideas such as moose cooked in Yukon-brewed espresso stout and finished with chocolate, lime and cilantro, Arctic char marinated in grappa and then hot-smoked, or roasted spruce grouse draped in a sour cream and Madeira sauce. As much culinary adventure story as cookbook, The Boreal Gourmet combines a portrait of northern life with an exploration of wild or "country" foods in gourmet recipes for the home cook. These recipes are inspired by a diversity of countries, traditions and kitchens, and spring from a love affair with the indigenous foods that flourish in the boreal forests and river valleys of the Yukon.

Whitehorse author and chef Michele Genest has recipes for every season supported with information on such northern plants as Artemisia frigida, or pasture sage, and its effect on the flavour of the wild Dall sheep that graze on it, the mysteries of morel mushrooms and tips on where to find them, and advice from Dawson City's Uncle Berwyn on the proper use of birch syrup.

Taking us from salmon, spruce tips and gourmet greens to recipes for artisanal sourdoughs and festive solstice menus, The Boreal Gourmet is an unprecedented collection to inspire both the serious gourmand (who will want to search out wild ingredients in his or her own backyard) and anyone with an appreciation for the culinary delights available north of sixty.

About the Author

Michele Genest writes a regular cooking column for Yukon, North of Ordinary Magazine and is the author of two cookbooks, The Boreal Gourmet and The Boreal Feast (Lost Moose, 2010 and 2014). She lives in Whitehorse, YT.

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The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking

The Boreal Gourmet is a cookbook of recipes that uses Northern ingredients such as pasture sage, morel mushrooms and moose in new and interesting ways. For example, braising moose ribs in brewed espresso or Arctic char marinated in grappa. Aside from the recipes, there is information on Northern ingredients and life in Canada’s North.

The Boreal Gourmet is Genest’s first book. Previously, she coedited Urban Coyote: A Yukon Anthology and Urban Coyote: New Territory. She has written food columns for T.O., Xtra and enRoute. Currently, Genest is the food columnist for Yukon, North of Ordinary.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2010-2011.

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