Writing and maintaining a quality food blog takes both a genuine love of food and sustained dedication. These two Alaskans combine their passion for delicious food with their love and deep knowledge of place. Email your suggestions on other Alaska-based food bloggers you'd like to see us highlight -- Mary@EdibleAK.com
SET THE NET
Follow author Susie Brito’s blog and prepare to be seduced by her family’s celebration of life, food, and abundance in Bristol Bay. Susie combines brief stories of commercial fishing, wild foraging, and cooking on a beautiful website complete with gorgeous photography. In a recent post she prepares to set out on the family commercial salmon boat while making a batch of raspberry & lemon verbena jam—a “happy collision” that occurred when a friend offered the lovely-smelling herb from her garden. Look for stories and recipes celebrating wild harvests (Bristly Black Currant Fruit Leather), local garden produce (Fresh Herbed Zucchini Butter), and of course, salmon (Parmesan Pesto Salmon Buns).
CHENA GIRL COOKS
Born and raised in the heart of Alaska near the Chena River, Chena Girl Heidi recently moved to Juneau where she’s rejoicing in the abundance of wild edibles in southeast Alaska’s rain forest. She is an enthusiastic plant forager (“who needs a garden?”) with a non-fussy writing and cooking style and a penchant for adapting recipes with local ingredients—like her delicious sounding Spring Nettle Pesto creation. Chena Girl Cooks not only embraces Alaska-grown and harvested ingredients, but also celebrates our long winter season, admonishing us all to cozy up around the fire with rich and savory dishes like Roasted Winter Vegetables with Pecans and Goat Cheese, and Gooey Butter Cake.