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Food & Drink

 I never thought of Alaska as a real apple producer, but Edwards is proving it’s possible. 

Shannon Kuhn
This week on Reading the North: a cookbook for northern regions and a journalist's investigation of claims that her father stole millions of dollars' worth of ore.Kathleen Macknicki
Seagull egg pie, halibut salad, mossberry fritters and octopus patties are just some of the recipes in “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods and Recipes from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.” The big 381-page full-color volume combines recipes with scientific data, interviews with elders, historical and contemporary photos and specific information about how to harvest and preserve the food.Mike Dunham
Three seasons in, Tyonek's community garden has two high tunnels, solar-powered irrigation and ventilation systems, 15 raised beds, 1,000 feet of potatoes, 45 rhubarb plants, rows of raspberries and plans for expansion.Shannon Kuhn

The lunch bar at Natural Pantry resembles nothing so much as someone’s amazing Thanksgiving spread. There was macaroni and cheese, potatoes, grilled vegetables, spicy meatballs, roasted squash and quinoa salad. In the center of the table were three varieties of roasted bone-in chicken breast quarters.

Victoria Barber
Saturday is the last market of the year for the South Anchorage Farmers Market and the Anchorage Farmers Market. As other markets close, vendors will move indoors to the Center Market.Steve Edwards
This week I wanted to share a recipe that embodies the essence of fall, so I asked chef Rob Kinneen for his stellar elk meatloaf recipe.Shannon Kuhn
White bean soup with spinach, sweet potatoes and turkey sausage: It’s quick and simple, but tremendously satisfying for those soup weather moments.Maya Evoy
In response to my own family’s "hangry" demands, I’ve been making pots of warm whole-grain puddings. It’s healthful sustenance as well as a nod to my own childhood comfort cravings.Kim Sunée

I’ve updated my grandmother’s version (rice, milk, raisins, butter and cinnamon) and offer here two different ways with warm pudding. 

Kim Sunée