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Meet the Author: Jim DeMartini with Sophia DeMartini

March 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for an afternoon with Cloverdale author–and forager–Jim DeMartini and his illustrator daughter, Sophia! Jim will read from his book, The Cloverdale Forager, and they will discuss the art of foraging and the creation of the book.

Cloverdale Druids Hall, 111 N. Cloverdale Boulevard

Appetizers and wine will be served.


$35 for Slow Food members, and $45 for non-members.

The book will be available for purchase (cash, check, credit).

The Cloverdale Forager: Your Guidebook for Gathering, Preparing, and Savoring Wild Food
by Jim DeMartini and Sophia DeMartini
If it’s in the wild – and allowed to be hunted, picked, or collected in Northern California – chances are good that longtime forager, Jim DeMartini, has a story to tell and advice to give. From a lifetime of experience crawling around on all fours looking for the perfect mushrooms, to wading through the surf and capturing succulent surf smelt, to bribing 10-year-olds to gather hard-to-find banana slugs, to fishing in the pristine waters of Clear Lake, California for black bass, DeMartini shares humorous and informative reflections, stories, and recipes.
The Cloverdale Forager provides ideas and recommendations for the best ways to capture wild food, while inviting you to sink your teeth into:
▸ Learning how to identify, capture, and collect the tastiest, most flavorful wild animals, fish, birds, and plants;
▸ Savoring the amazing taste that is unique to food that’s been prepared literally minutes after bagging it;
▸ DeMartini’s extensive repertoire of recipes and food preparation tips;
▸ Forging a deeper connection with nature, the creatures that inhabit it, and the socially conscious foraging community.
From acorns, spring mix, and blackberries, to quail, abalone, and surf smelt, The Cloverdale Forager is the essential guide for both veteran and new foragers alike. Discover the fun, amazing, and exquisite taste experience that only foraging can provide!


March 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cloverdale Druids Hall
111 N. Cloverdale Boulevard
Cloverdale, CA 95425 United States
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Slow Food Sonoma County North
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