Alaskans have deep connections to wild salmon. Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project is an exploration of these connections, and how salmon are intertwined with our values, our families, and our deeply held hopes — and fears — for the future.
In these pages more than 20 renowned Alaska writers explore questions that resonate for all Alaskans — How do salmon fit in my life? What is our history together? How will they fit in our future and that of our state and our people?
Editor Nancy Lord weaves these essays together with additional writings from 33 individual Alaskans (including Salmon Sisters's Emma Laukitis) and photography from Clark Mishler. Their personal stories, shared with The Salmon Project over the years of our work, capture the spirit of Alaskans’ connections to the lands and seasons of salmon across our state.
More than anything, Made of Salmon is a love story. It’s a testament to the powerful connections Alaskans maintain all across the state — connections to food, landscape, ocean, river, season, culture and joy.
Made of Salmon is available in a growing number of bookstores across Alaska and online.
224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Foreword by Bella Hammond
The Salmon Project by Erin Harrington
Introduction by Nancy Lord
Salmon Invictus by Lynn Schooler
Iqalugruaq: Chum Salmon and the Inuit World by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
The Story Continues by Sara Loewen
Family Business by Carol Sturgulewski
The Way of the Real Human Being: A Way of Life for Alaska Native Peoples by Ilarion “Larry” Merculieff
I am Now the Age She Was by Dan O’Neill
The King and I by Richard Chiappone
Thank You. Swimmer by Emma Teal Laukitis
Stone Fish. Living Mirrors by Hank Lentfer
Salmon Are Worth More Than Money by Charles Wohlforth
What Happens in the Arctic? by Debby Dahl Edwardson
The Right Kind of Hungry by Julia O’Malley
Seasons by Ernestine Hayes
Size Matters by Charlie Campbell
Here on the Rocks by Seth Kantner
Riversong by Kirsten Dixon
Bristol Bay Youth Doing Their Part by Verner Wilson III
Let Nothing Be Wasted by Leslie Leyland Fields
The One That Got Away by Don Rearden
My Salmon Project by Michael Raudzis Dinkel
Give Me a Life Jacket and a Paddle by Heather Lende
Beautiful paper-cut cards created by Anna Brones, celebrating women who work on the water. The sales of these cards raise money to support female fishermen: 50% of proceeds will be donated to sponsoring a promising young female fishermen to attend the 2017 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit in Anchorage, Alaska. The Summit takes place December 6-8, 2017, and is an incredible resource for fishermen getting started in the industry. We've enjoyed attending for several years. More info here.
The 'I Look Like a Fisherman' Card Series includes 5 unique designs, sold in a card pack including one of each design. The series includes an image of seining, gillnetting, trolling, longlining, and subsistence fishing.
Each set of five cards comes with five envelopes. The 5x7" greeting cards are printed on 100 lb. cover Desert Storm Neenah Environment paper, FSC certified and 30% post consumer. The cards are printed in Seattle, Washington by women-owned printing company Girlie Press.
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We always take a copy of Fishes & Dishes on the boat with us when we're fishing. We love that it's a reminder that we come from a long line of strong, resourceful women who work on the water. We love the combination of stories and recipes that inspire our next meal.
This is one of our bookshelf essentials, and one of our favorite gifts to give!
Some of the most dangerous work in the world takes place on the commercial fishing grounds of Alaska, where crews must deal with gale-force winds, towering seas, long hours, and . . . Baked Salmon Wellington?
The Fishes & Dishes is a cookbook of 80 mouthwatering seafood recipes focusing on fresh Northwest and Pacific Rim flavors, influenced by the bounty of the Alaskan waters. Inside, you’ll also peek into the remarkable lives of the women who work in America’s deadliest industry. They share funny and sometimes harrowing stories of running their own boats crab fishing on the Bering Sea, long-lining for halibut and black cod, and tendering salmon in Southeast Alaska, all from the unique perspective of women working in a predominately male industry.
This fascinating book also offers tips for cleaning, preserving, and preparing fish, hints for pairing wine with seafood, a glossary of commercial fishing terms, an explanation of fishing methods, on-board fashion tips and information about sustainability.
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