Veronica’s serves up world-famous soups and Alaska history

On the bluff of Old Town Kenai sits Veronica’s. Known for their world famous soups, Veronica’s offers the hungry passerby delicious sandwiches, wraps, quiches, desserts, and a full espresso bar. Open all year, the summertime offers patrons the possibility to sit outside in the shadow of two historic Russian-Orthodox churches. Directly across the street is…

College Cookbook: Macarons with Sweet Caribou

For The Northern Light Sweet Caribou’s executive pastry chef, Sam Wagner, shows me the art of making macarons. An Anchorage market favorite, Sweet Caribou’s macarons are a small and flavorful dessert straight from the streets of France. One of the trickiest desserts to make, owner James Strong brings the city of Anchorage the tasty treats…

Roadside caribou, ramen and wild celery: It’s what’s for dinner

Sourcing food, cooking and eating at the end of the Aleutian chain.  Tom Spitner’s dinner plate probably looks like a significantly less elegant dish coming out of the wildly popular Danish restaurant Noma. Fresh fish and foraged flora made the two-michelin star restaurant famous. Spitner has the same idea when he creates meals for his…