Genuine Skagit Cooking - peeling fava beans. Photo: Charity Burggraaf
Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Genuine Skagit Cooking

Genuine Skagit Cooking

A cookbook celebrating the Skagit Valley

From Our Home to Your Table – on sale Spring 2024

In Genuine Skagit Cooking, Skagit residents have opened their recipe boxes to share their prized dishes in celebration of the farm-raised flavors of the Skagit Valley. It is a collaboration between Genuine Skagit Valley and Raspberry Bow Press, an independent book press located in Skagit. Genuine Skagit Cooking brings to life the region’s agricultural way of life, inviting both locals and others across the country into the kitchen to cook the Skagit way.  

“Since the first commercial harvest of potatoes in 1853, Skagit farmers and their fertile soil have supplied the Northwest, nation, and world with nearly every crop imaginable,” said Blake Vanfield, director of Genuine Skagit Valley. “We’re now taking the tastes of the Valley one step further and sharing farm-fresh recipes straight from the kitchens of our little corner of the country to homes across the globe.”

Acclaimed food photographer Charity Burggraaf has captured the beauty of food for the cookbook. Throughout 2023, she documented the Valley’s growing season, photographing the various stages of the community-submitted recipes.

PRESALE ONLY: We are currently taking preorders for Genuine Skagit Cooking, which will be available in spring 2024. You can either order for shipping or local pickup at the Book Shucker in Edison, WA. Customers will be notified of the exact on-sale date once it’s set and will receive shipping/pickup confirmation when orders are ready.