Lummi: Island Cooking by Blaine Wetzel
To get to the isolated Willows Inn on Lummi Island, you have to first land a coveted reservation and then travel to Seattle, drive two hours north (or one-and-a-half hours south from Vancouver) and take a ferry to Gooseberry Point, Washington. Or you can try to recreate chef Blaine Wetzel’s James Beard Award-winning cuisine at home, which he beautifully captures in his new book, Lummi: Island Cooking. The hyperlocal ingredients are foraged, farmed and fished around the Puget Sound, and the dishes sound like they were plucked out of a fairy tale: blackberry stew, green figs with leaf cream, and wild beach pea tips with lovage stems and leek gratin, to name a few.
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