Grandma Sylvia’s Alaskan blueberry crumble

Published on both The Northern Light – http://www.thenorthernlight.org/grandmas-alaskan-blueberry-crumble/ Juliaomalley.media – https://juliaomalley.media/2016/04/12/city-kitchen-a-spenardian-grandmas-blueberry-crumble/ My grandmother, Sylvia Butcher, a true Spenardian and Alaskan in her own right, has been living in Alaska since the early 1960s. She met my grandfather, who grew up in Anchorage after his parents homesteaded here in 1943, in California and they started a life together…

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…

Salmon In Foil With Mustard Honey Glaze

It may seem strange that an Alaskan-based food writer would go almost an entire year into her blog and not post a salmon recipe. Although I eat salmon all the time, in many different forms, I guess it just didn’t occur to me to post something about it. But the other day, I realized that…