The King Library Systems (KCLS)summer program, “A Place at the Table: Inspiring Cooks. Nourishing Communities.” held a very special “Meet the Author” presentation on August 21 at the Carnation Library. Langdon Cook, author of Fat of the Land, a book of essays about his foraging adventures and culinary quests hunting wild foods, spoke to approximately 30 people about his favorite wild foods and recipes.
During Cook’s presentation, he shared some of nature’s rarist and finest species of berries, mushrooms, shellfish and plants. He not only shared tips and tricks on razor clam digging, but captivated the audience with information and insight into a mushroom’s communicative network within its root system. Perhaps the most rare and unconventional wild food he covered was the stinging nettle plant.