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How to Cook a Moose

Inspired by her move from Brooklyn to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food, buy local movement that has re-energized sustainable farming, bestselling author Kate Christensen turns her blockbuster talent to telling the story of the hardship and happiness that has sustained her adopted home through thick and thin, as demonstrated through the staple foods of the region. Using her candid blend of humor, insight, culinary knowledge, and taste for rugged adventure, Christensen takes the reader on a journey into the lives and landscapes of the farmers, fishermen, hunters, and families that are trying to make do with what they have and still produce delicious, healthful food. She also details the history of food in the region and the secrets to cultivating her own sources of joy. A mouthwatering stew that combines the magic ingredients of love, personal appetites, hard labor, history, and original recipes based on foods featured in the book.

Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen is the author, most recently, of Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites, as well as six previous novels, including The Epicure’s Lament and The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She writes about food, drink, life, and books for numerous publications, most recently the New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Food & Wine, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many anthologies. She blogs about food and life in New England at She lives in Portland, Maine and the White Mountains, and is currently at work on a new novel.

Islandport Press