If you’re not yet hip to Wilder Quarterly, then you need to race out and get their latest and greatest, Wilder Winter 2013. It’s a little late hitting the shelves because of Hurricane Sandy, but that is neither here nor there. It’d still be worth buying if you found it two years from now in the dead of summer:
Wilder Winter 2013 explores the deep freeze with a trip to Iceland to see what survives the polar clime and coastal Maine to see the cold, hard realities of oyster farming. Chef Magnus Nilsson shows us the hiemal pleasures of the Swedish landscape and Alaskan native and songstress Kate Earl teaches us how properly to filet a salmon. We have plenty of deep reading for those long winter nights with a brief history of tree-hugging and an interview with NY Times columnist Mark Bittman. We experience a mid-winter thaw with a visit to Vietnam to learn about international farm to table cuisine. Along the way, we delve into the mythology of the persimmon and figure out why everyone should love the praying mantis. We’ll help beginners get into vermiculture, share growing tips for every region and much, much more.
Thank you to WQ’s mastermind, Celestine Maddy, for taking the time and energy to put out this gem. We’re big fans around these parts.