I met Lang (Langdon Cook) at a Artisan Beef dinner put together by Seattle’s in the know foodie, Traca Savadogo quite a few months back now (I want to say February but I have a fuzzy mind).
Now some would scoff when I say that I am not really a mingle. I’m not. I’m actually not very good at socializing, perhaps that is why I spend so much time on the net.
That being said, Traca introduced me to Lang, and I was instantly in awe of him. See, Lang is a forager. He goes out and gets his food…and not from the market, well maybe a little from the market. His blog, Fat of the Land is a delightful read, and if you are in the Seattle area it is a must read. A must read since he introduces me to foods I didn’t even know existed in the Pacific Northwest. Sadly, though, most of them you have to go forage. And well, this girl, isn’t really a nature girl. It’s highly informative and has good stories to boot.
Which is probably why someone was smart enough to give him a book deal. Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, I believe comes out the end of this month. What I do know is that Cooks and Books is having an event on Monday, September 14th at Lark in Seattle. I’m bummed I will be having to miss this one. A multi-course meal with wine pairing as well as a signed copy of the book. I have to miss out, but you don’t. Go here to get in on the action.