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Author Hank Shaw on foraging, cooking and his upcoming appearance at Boulder's Black Cat

Unless you count pork fat for sausages, Hank Shaw -- author of the blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and recently published book Hunt, Gather, Cook -- hasn't bought a single scrap of meat since 2005.

To gather food, he forages, angles for his fish, hunts game for his meat and gathers plants for produce. "I spend less than $25 a week on groceries," he boasts. "And that's including beer."

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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