Free Download PDF Field Notes for Food Adventure: Recipes and Stories from the Woods to the Ocean
Come along with Brad Leone as he explores forests, fields, rivers, and the ocean in the hunt for great food and good times. These pages are Brad’s field notes from a year of adventures in the Northeast, getting out into nature to discover its bounty, and capturing memorable ideas for making delicious magic at home anytime.
He taps maple trees to make syrup, and shows how to use it in surprising ways. He forages for ramps and mushrooms, and preserves their flavors for seasons to come. He celebrates the glory of tomatoes along with undersung fruits of the sea like squid and seaweed. Inspiration comes from hikes into the woods, trips to the dock, and cooking poolside in the dead of summer. And every dish has a signature Brad Leone approach—whether that’s in Sous Vide Mountain Ribs or Spicy Smoked Tomato Chicken, Sumac Lemonade or Fermented Bloody Marys, Cold Root Salad, Marinated Beans, or just a few shakes of a Chile Hot Sauce that’s dead simple to make.
This is a book about experimentation, adventure, fermentation, fire, and having fun while you’re cooking. And hey, you might just learn a thing or two. Let’s get going!
From the Publisher
Smoking sausage with Dad
“My dad loves to hunt. From deer to turkey, it’s a part of him and something he’s done since he was a boy. His interest and commitment were a subcurrent and consistent theme in our household, shaping memories, providing a specialized education, and allowing for quality time together.”
Foraging for ramps in the woods
“I have a keen memory of being in one particular place in the woods where there was a distinct smell. A good smell: peppery, mustardy, a little garlicky. It wasn’t until later in life that I realized I was surrounded by ramps!
If you are ever walking through a lush green meadow or partially shaded forest in the springtime, you might smell that mustardy, peppery smell. If you do, tread lightly!”
Lobster fishing in Maine
“I try to head up to Maine at least once every summer… From Maine’s land to its coastal ocean waters, cooler temperatures allow everything from microorganisms to large predators to flourish and feed.”
Publisher:Voracious (November 9, 2021)
Item Weight:3.23 pounds
Dimensions:8.5 x 1.15 x 10.3 inches