Chuck Holbert

Biography

Chuck Holbert is from Coos Bay, Oregon, and is an amateur naturalist and lifelong forager. He has taught survival skills to the U.S. Coastguard, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts of America and several search and rescue organizations. He has taught college level field identification courses, published numerous articles on foraging and still conducts field trips for others just for fun.
Chuck's education was in the sciences and his career was in materials and project management. Now retired, he regularly hunts wild edibles for personal pleasure and enjoys turning people on to the joys of hunting wild foods. While his grandfather taught him much about the outdoors, as a Boy Scout he learned basic survival skills, how to navigate the woods and became an avid backpacker. For Chuck foraging usually was a family affair involving every member regardless of age. "It is an activity older than modern civilization. Foraging is who we are, yet strangely, while the peoples of most industrialized nations still do it, Americans seem to have forgotten it and the healthy pleasure it brings. Maybe we have lost the ability to get around in the woods with confidence," Chuck muses, "or maybe we're in too big of a rush to get somewhere." He enjoys planning the outing and being on the hunt for some elusive choice wild food, but mostly enjoys creating gourmet recipes designed to bring out the best of the wild...hence his books. Rich with humor and useful tips for personal safety, Chuck's recipe articles will lead you to fresh air, exercise, places you've never seen and incredibly grand food...far better than anything you can find in your supermarket.

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Books

Sourdough, Naturally!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
I am offering this low priced edition on how to develop a true sourdough starter to share my discovery of a better method in a rather obscure scientific publication about ten years ago. Once you have used this method and if you are pleased, I hope you choose to reward me by buying my other book "Wild Bread - That's Sourdough!" containing dozens of well tested sourdough recipes.
Identifying Wild Mushrooms - A Beginners Checklist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific Ingredients / Natural Foods
If you think hunting wild mushrooms is a daunting identification task, there are many choice wild mushrooms so unmistakable they can be identified by following a few simple descriptions. The twelve wild mushrooms presented in this e-book meet that standard. This book is written for the Pacific Northwest, but many of the dozen species covered here are found throughout North America
Wild Bread - That's Sourdough
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
This e-book will guide you through how to build a sourdough starter and new techniques for the home bread baker. The introduction will take you on a historical journey of bread followed by numerous recipes representing the entire range of sourdough baking...breads, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, pastries and desserts! More than thirty gourmet artisan sourdough baking recipes are offered.
Wild Edible Mushrooms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Gourmet
Twelve of the most choice wild mushrooms presented with easy identification instructions and gourmet recipes for each one.

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baking    checklists    cooking    foraging    home baker    identification    mushrooms    recipes    sourdough    starter    wild    wild bread    wild mushrooms