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Genuine Skagit Cooking

A cookbook celebrating the Skagit Valley

From Our Home to Your Table

Genuine Skagit Cooking (working title) welcomes Skagit residents to open their recipe boxes and 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 will bring 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 been tapped to capture the beauty of food for the cookbook. Throughout 2022, she will be documenting the Valley’s growing season and photographing the various stages of the community-submitted recipes.