Come “taste” the outdoors with outdoors writer/photographer Michael Pearce who will present “Savoring the Kansas Outdoors, One Bite at a Time” at 2:30 p.m. on March 13, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
Attendees really will have the opportunity to taste some of Pearce’s cooking, after he talks about the book and shares tips on how to make wild game into restaurant-quality meals. Pearce will conduct cooking demonstrations, and share game cooked with some of his favorite recipes for tasting. His cookbook’s recipes include everything from venison and elk to turkey and fish, with tantalizing titles: Venison pumpkin chili, grilled walleye ribeyes with lime and rock chalk gobbler gumbo.
As the outdoors writer at The Wichita Eagle since 2000, he’s written articles ranging from catching crayfish at Cheyenne Bottoms to reporting on times the Kansas legislature or other governing bodies threatened Kansas wildlife or those who value it. Before his days at the Eagle, Pearce frequently contributed outdoors stories to the Wall Street Journal, Outdoor Life and scores of other publications for 19 years.
His book, “Michael Pearce’s Taste of the Kansas Outdoors Cookbook, features 53 of his recipes for Kansas wild game and plants, more than 100 photos and a selection of stories from the Eagle. The book was named a prestigious “Notable Book of Kansas” by the state library association.