We on the Kenai Peninsula are fortunate to still hear the calls and witness the majestic elegance of North America's largest waterfowl, the trumpeter swan. Adult males can weigh close to thirty pounds and reach over five feet in length.
Compared to other basic cooking techniques, grilling is hard: the temperatures are high, timing is crucial and slight differences in the thickness or wetness of the food can dramatically affect how quickly it cooks.
Early run king catches have been slow on the southern Kenai Peninsula's streams. The late spring and high, murky waters are to blame, said Carol Kerkvliet, assistant Homer area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Until last year, I'd never eaten paella, let alone tried to pronounce it. Last year, at a restaurant in Kent, Wash., I finally did both.
As for saying paella, I've found that few people will laugh out loud if you pronounce it "pie-ay-ah.
Ellen Zachos is a modern-day forager, gathering wild foods to enrich her cuisine.
New York's Central Park provides the fixings for much of her larder, which includes wines, pickles, jams and jellies made from flavorful weeds.
KATMANDU, Nepal — An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on Thursday, a feat he called “the world’s best feeling” even with an 81-year-old Nepalese climber not far behind him.
Yuichiro Miura, a former extrem...