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Eagle outdoors writer will sign his new cookbook at food truck event

Michael Pearce will be signing copies of his new cookbook at next week’s Haunted Food Trucks event.
Michael Pearce will be signing copies of his new cookbook at next week’s Haunted Food Trucks event.

Another reason to attend the Eagle’s Haunted Food Trucks event, which happens a week from tonight in the back parking lot: Our outdoors writer, Michael Pearce, will be there signing copies of his gorgeous new cookbook, “Michael Pearce’s Taste of the Kansas Outdoors Cookbook,” which also will be for sale at the event.

I’m not a big fan of game, but I might just buy this cookbook anyway. It’s absolutely gorgeous, with food photography by the Eagle’s Bo Rader and lots of stunning photography of Kansas landscapes, people and hunting dogs. I’m pretty impressed by what my co-workers did here.

Inside, Pearce provides recipes for turning big game, waterfowl and doves, upland game, wild turkeys and fish into dinner. A sampling of the recipes in the book: venison pumpkin chili, smoked wild pulled pork shoulder, tequila lime goose in chimichurri sauce, pheasant macaroons, wild turkey cranberry salad, mustard fried crappie and sandhill plum jelly. It doesn’t get any more Kansas than that.

If you have a hunter in your family, this would make a perfect Christmas gift.

The book is spiral bound and costs $19.95. It also will be available starting next week at the Wichita Eagle’s customer service counter, 825 E. Douglas, but you can get it autographed by the author at our event, which lasts from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Wichita Eagle parking lot, which is off of Rock Island in between Douglas and Waterman. The food trucks will be serving, and Eagle writers also will be put on a trunk-or-treat event for the kids.

Questions? Call me at 316-268-6327.

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