In Person Author Talk: Ashley Rodriguez, Rooted Kitchen
Mar 5, 2024
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Book Larder is delighted to welcome local author Ashley Rodriguez to celebrate her newest book, Rooted Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes, Stories, and Ways to Connect with the Natural World. Ashley will join us in-store on Tuesday, March 5th for an author talk, Q&A, and book signing, and she will be in conversation with local author Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille.
Reservations are non-refundable and include a signed copy of the $35 book. Applicable sales tax and a $0.75 transaction fee are also included. Can't attend but still want a signed book? Order here for shipping or in-store pickup.
About the book: Deepen your relationship with the natural world through more than 80 delightfully inventive recipes featuring seasonal ingredients, plus thoughtful essays, tips, and basic techniques for foraging, preserving, and cooking over an open fire.
At a time when we urgently need to connect with the Earth, Rooted Kitchen offers a fresh way to appreciate nature and the treasures it provides. The cookbook is organized seasonally, which makes it easy to find recipes for your neighborhood foraging or farmers' market haul, such as a comforting Nettle Orecchiette with Sausage and Mint in spring (and how to use the leaves to make a nutritious and soothing cup of tea on chilly mornings); Nectarine Salad with Cucumber, Fennel, Feta and Herbs in summer; and Fire-Roasted Pumpkin Fondue with Chanterelles in fall.
You’ll also find tips for harvesting ingredients from mushrooms to nettles to edible flowers, along with preserving, basic foraging techniques, and mindfulness activities. Seasonal ingredients are spotlighted so you can make the most of whatever nature is available nearby.
About the author: When not writing about food, you can find author Ashley Rodriguez foraging, fly fishing, and spending as much time outside as possible. A Seattle-based award-winning food writer and photographer, Ashley is the host and co-creator of the James Beard nominated video series Kitchen Unnecessary and has been featured in Outside, Food & Wine, Saveur, Epicurious, and more. She is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide and an Eco-Spiritual guide through the Center for Wild Spirituality. She is also the author of two cookbooks, Date Night In and Let’s Stay In.
Tags: Author Event, camping, foraging, grilling and barbecue, local author, outdoors, pacific northwest, plant-forward, vegetables