Live Life Local: Fire + Wine Summer Grilling Traditions and Tips


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Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature (we do two a month) includes a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift card to a local business!

This month our first pick is Fire + Wine: 75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings by husband and wife team Sean Martin and Mary Cressler, because June is for dads and grilling season (a perfect …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


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Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for May is focused on one very important person: Mom! Mother’s Day is May 10th but we want to celebrate mom all month with books for crafty moms, moms who like to spend time in their garden, moms who love to bake, moms who like a good house project, and moms who like to explore the outdoors with their family. Each month we will choose two books from this list to feature in our Live Life Local series, …

The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska


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Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton are sisters, fisherman, and cofounders of the company Salmon Sisters—and now cookbook authors of The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska: A Cookbook with 50 Recipes. They grew up on a homestead in the remote Aleutian Islands and make their living harvesting wild seafood from Alaska’s bountiful waters.

We talked to Emma and Claire about their childhood, their work as fishermen in Alaska, their passion for sustainability and protecting the ocean’s ecosystem, and their new cookbook!

What was your inspiration for the cookbook?

We wanted to share our Alaskan way of