Synopses & Reviews
Whether you are the family berry picker, grocery store shopper or cook, here are the best time-tested recipes for cooking with the more abundant and popular species of wild berries indigenous to Alaska. It's all here, from currants to watermelon berries, from milkshakes to mincemeat. Included are recipes for breads, salads, main courses, desserts, preserves, candies, syrups, trail food, and even some beverages like juices, milkshakes, and punches. Many of the recipes are in the dessert category, but you will be surprised aw many other ways there are to use wild berries. Lowbush cranberries are particularly good in certain meat dishes, and are useful as a marinade for meat. Wild berries are fine for jam and jelly making, not to mention drying and freezing. Cultivated species may be substituted for wild berries in these recipes, but one must remember that they are often less tart than their wild relatives and adjustments in sugar added may be necessary.
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"Got a lot of berries in the freezer, and wondering what to do with them? . . . The recipe[s] offer possibilities that encompass far more than just jams and pies.”
—The Tacoma News Tribune
“This comprehensive guide to gathering, storing, and using Alaskas berries is a treasure for anyones cookbook collection.”
—Nancy Tarnia, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
About the Author
Tested over time, these classic Alaska wild berry recipes were collected over the years and first published by Alaska Northwest Book in 1982 as part of the ALASKA WILD BERRY GUIDE & COOKBOOK. Refined and reviewed for this new cookbook, the editors are glad to make them available in a dedicated Alaska wild berry cookbook.
Table of Contents
Breads, Salads & Dressings, Main Courses, Desserts, Beverages, Popourri, Preserves, Canning Berries, Freezing Berries, Drying Berries