The Salmon Sisters Cookbook
About the Book
From growing up on a homestead in the Aleutian Islands, working on the family fishing boat, foraging wild plants from the coastline and harvesting vegetables from the garden, we invite you to experience our fulfilling life of fishing and feasting in Alaska. In this book, we share our connection to the abundant northern seas and our secrets to living close to the land and embracing a simple, meaningful existence. Enjoy our family favorites like Wild Salmon Poke, Superfood Salmon Cakes, Halibut Chowder, Spicy Seafood Cioppino, Sauteed Purple Potatoes with Butter and Chives, Pickled Beets, Rhubarb Custard Pie and more.
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"The Salmon Sisters’ cookbook aims to be an entry point for anyone looking to add more seafood to their diet and support the nation’s small-scale fishermen in the process."
"To flip through the pages of Emma Teal Laukitis's and Claire Neaton's new cookbook The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing and Living in Alaska is to be whisked away on an adventure in the country's northernmost state. There are tales of the sisters' childhood growing up on an off-the-grid homestead, guides to seafood, glimpses of what it's like to be a commercial fisherman, and, of course, recipes. Fifty of them to be exact. Simple, comfort food where fresh ingredients steal the show in recipes like Winter Caretaker Sourdough Pancakes, Tangy Octopus Salad, and more."
"Sisters Laukitis and Neaton, who grew up on a remote homestead in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and worked in the family fishing business, deliver a refreshing and delightful seafood cookbook. [A]n informative, entertaining, and inspiring approach sure to resonate with seafood lovers of all skill levels."
"A sound addition to cookbook shelves focusing on fish and the fishing life. Family stories mixed with recipes create a captivating experience."
"Emma Laukitis and Claire Neaton — siblings and fishermen known as the Salmon Sisters — grew up on a homestead in the Aleutian Islands and have offered up a love song to the state with their new cookbook."
"A deeply personal, beautiful and, most importantly, useful book. It is a song to the Last Frontier that will lure anyone listening through its pages, whether you live there, the greater Pacific Northwest, or beyond.
-- Hank Shaw, James Beard Award winning author, chef, and commercial fisherman
"This gorgeous book is so much more than a cookbook. It is also an ode to Alaskan life that makes me wish I could load a uHaul and move there to spend the remainder of my life. The book spans family history, village relations, small-town fishing industry, and of course a slew of delicious recipes.
The sisters' love for their home is evident in every word as they lovingly describe their parent's humble beginnings on a remote homestead and how they learned to embrace the lifestyle. The lived in a boat or on the coast or in their homestead and enjoyed every fresh morsel they could forage or catch. It must have been hard work but they make it sound so enjoyable, so peaceful. The community was close-knit and came together for potlucks. Neighbors bartered their own specialties with each other to make sure everyone was well stocked. Their lifestyle seems so vastly different than my own as I live in a city with every modern convenience at hand. Perhaps, if reincarnation exists, I will be reborn in the Aleutian Islands."
"Elegant but understated in a way that comes off as genuine, not precious. lt's a hard tone to get right but it seems to come naturally to the sisters. I also love the way their mom's presence shines through. I've already bought three copies and am trying to figure who else I can send it to, without unduly increasing demand for me to air-ship seafood from Alaska."