American Regional Favorites
The lush, green Pacific Northwest is famous for its wild salmon, oysters and beers, but that's just the tip of the gastronomic iceberg. Its forests are home to mushrooms and berries that turn up in countless recipes. Cedar planks become grilling beds for fish, meat and vegetables, imparting them with the unmistakable flavor of the Northwest. You will learn how to use these techniques and ingredients to make: Pacific oysters with mignonette; cedar-planked salmon with blackberry sauce; sautéed mushrooms and herbs; salt-and-vinegar potatoes; kale, hazelnut and goat cheese salad; and no-bake Nanaimo bars for dessert. You will enjoy those with a selection of wines from the region.