Ludivine Welcomes Hank Shaw
Hank Shaw, author of the popular blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and the new cookbook “Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast,” will be in town Tuesday, Sept. 6 for a special dinner and booksigning at Ludivine, 805 N Hudson Ave.Shaw, who worked as a line cook and commercial fisherman, spent 19 years as a political reporter so he possesses the requisite skills to take us through the basics finding our own food with clarity and first-hand knowledge.
The book takes you from wild greens and berries to the ocean and into the wild.
Along the way, in his confident narrative style, spins yarns of those that got away and more importantly how to make sure they don’t get away again. He offers practical advice not only in the preparation of game and forraged foods but also in the health risks and rewards.
He discusses how to bait and catch sea creatures from gilled to crustaceans, including tips on differentiating between those you should keep and those you should return.
In the section devoted to hunting, Shaw waxes poetic about the ethical nature of hunting, justifying his practices and making a good case for killing one’s own meat. Gun enthusiasts will appreciate his confidence with gun glossary and hunting gear. His yarn-spinning runs the gamut, stirring emotion where none was expected.
To attend the special dinner, call the restaurant for reservations at 778-6800.