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10 Authentic Alaska Cookbooks & Recipe Books

For those who love food and drinks, Alaskan cuisine is a destination that definitely brings many unexpected surprises that you should not miss. But we all know, the North Pacific Ocean is home to an abundance of seafood that has never been found anywhere else in the world.

Local chefs at locations scattered across the state contribute to creating a unique Alaskan cuisine. Here is a list of 10 great Alaskan cookbooks containing a selection of delicious recipes that you should try to cook at home.

The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook: Seasonal. Scenic. Homemade.

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“Recipes are easy to follow and ingredients are clearly listed. Thanks for making it easy to cook delicious Alaskan meals!”- Kaylie P

“The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook” is the author’s first cookbook filled with 75 delicious seasonal and family-friendly recipes.

In addition, summer recipes include a wide variety of wild berries. What’s more, during the cold winter, you will find recipes for making hearty soups and scones.

The author has been very skillful and sophisticated in incorporating many of the famous Alaskan seafood: halibut boiled in Thai curry, salmon superfood salad, and local recipes.

In particular, this book also includes recipes suitable for busy families like coffee chocolate chip banana bread, sheet pan balsamic chicken, and Kenai cheeseburgers.

About the author: Maya Wilson launches Alaska’s leading food blog with millions of viewers globally each year.

She is a chef, recipe developer, and food curator for Alaska Dispatch News. Maya lives on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.

Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours: A Cookbook

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“The book is absolutely beautiful and full of great stories and background, along with down-home type recipes that can be adapted to your own tastes and seasonal produce availability. A great recipe and storybook all wrapped into one.”- Sarah

This cookbook shares 85 family recipes and tips on gardening, preserving, and feeding. The techniques and tips that the author included in this book will make it easy to master any recipe with amazing results.

In addition, illustrations of places in and around their house and craft farm are included in this book.

About the author: Eve and Eivin Kilcher authors of this book and are two of the stars of Discovery’s most popular series, Alaska: The Last Frontier. This is a reality show documenting the daily life of the Kilcher family. 

The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska: A Cookbook with 50 Recipes

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“Great read. Well written. Lots of straight forward recipes with easy to find ingredients. Would definitely recommend to a friend.”- AlaskaAndi

This cookbook contains stories about the remarkable and wildlife of two authors who grew up on a farm in Aleutians.

The author will reveal to you the simple and creative ways to enjoy wild salmon, flounder, and spotted shrimp.

Through this cookbook, you can learn more about the inspirational life and work stories of Alaskan women fishermen.

In particular, the author will provide you with detailed instructions to make 50 delicious and comfortable recipes.

About the author: Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton were born and raised on the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. From a young age, they worked on their family’s commercial fishing boats in the Bering Sea.

Emma studied art and English at Williams University and earned a master’s degree in design at the University of Washington. Meanwhile, Claire studied business and nutrition at the University of Vermont.

Fresh Alaska Cookbook

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“The author tells a bit about the culture of Natives making this more than just a cookbook. The recipes have a range of cooking skills. Some I found very easy, a few a bit more difficult. The ingredients were easy for me to find.”- Frances Hampton

If you are wondering what to choose for your family at night, please refer to this book. While Kinneen spends time cooking in the busy kitchens of New York and New Orleans, his heart is directed toward Alaska.

Kinneen has made it his mission to bring the taste of his home state to the lower 48, combining modern cooking with Alaska’s native flora and fauna.

In addition to crab soup and smoked salmon, I also recommend Arctic Polenta and Razor Clam Fritters with smoked Mustard Aioli.

Not only salmon, crab, and moose, but also food updates like agudak and bannock will appear in this book.

Along with the unique recipes, the author also describes the culinary culture of many regions and peoples in Alaska.

Non-Alaskan chefs will also receive advice from the author to bring the unique taste of the inland coast into the dishes.

About the author: Rob Kinneen is an Alaskan native author and chef. He has worked in Louisiana, North Carolina, New York, and Illinois. Kinneen has also worked as a chef at The Boot in Durham, North Carolina, and also runs a catering company for Alaskan cuisine.

The Alaska Wild Berry Cookbook: Homestyle Recipes from the Far North, Revised Edition

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“A lot of great Alaskan recipes.”-Amazon Customer

In this newly updated edition, you’ll find a range of delicious recipes including classic desserts, such as lemon blueberry cake and strawberry mousse cake, to more unique ones, such as salmon cake.

In addition to this, you’ll also find sections dedicated to berries made of bread, salads, meat and sauces, preserves, candies, minced meats, and even beverages.

With the number of berries growing wild in Alaska reaching almost 50 species, this collection of recipes takes the richer and more popular species. At the same time, the author will share 200 berry recipes that have been loved by Alaskan over the decades.

About the author: Alaska Northwest Books is known as a hallmark of the West Margin Press. It is dedicated to non-fiction books and children’s books especially about Alaska. These books reflect an insight into the indigenous culture and lifestyle of the Alaskan people.

The Alaska Homegrown Cookbook: The Best Recipes from the Last Frontier” is the second book by Alaska Northwest Books to be featured next.

The Alaska Homegrown Cookbook: The Best Recipes from the Last Frontier

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“This book is full of great recipes!”- Amazon Customer

This well-compiled cookbook contains the best recipes from dozens of Alaska Northwest cookbooks published over the past forty years.

You will find dishes like appetizers, salads and soups, native fruits and beef, poultry, vegetables, steaks and desserts, and of course, seafood.

Here is a list of over 200 of the best recipes from the Last Frontier that you will learn. The book is also illustrated with line drawings and black and white photographs.

Best of the Best from Alaska Cookbook: Selected Recipes from Alaska’s Favorite Cookbooks

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“The recipes are easy to understand and easy to use and help you to provide a little taste of Alaska right at home”-BG

Begin to explore the wonders of Alaska through its unique cooking method. The author provides a lot of detailed instructions to make your cooking quick and easy.

“Best of the Best from Alaska Cookbook” contains a collection of the state’s most popular recipes, surrounded by Alaska’s history, culture, grandeur, and greatness.

Take a look inside to see what makes this cookbook so special:

  • Fifty-six leading Alaska cookbooks
  • More than 350 outstanding Alaska recipes are included—Icy Strait BBQ Halibut, Pecan-Crusted Salmon, Bear Tracks, Blueberry Almond Cheesecake Tunnel.
  • Trivia quips that provide fascinating facts about Alaska.
  • Photos and illustrations document the beauty and charm of the state.
  • The checklist section describes each contribution cookbook.

About the author: The Quail Ridge Publisher has for decades collected and published classic recipes from all over the country.

The author has selected the most popular recipes from popular cookbooks to create different episodes in Best of the State Cookbook Series magazine.

The Tutka Bay Lodge Cookbook: Coastal Cuisine from the Wilds of Alaska

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“Another excellent book from Kirsten. She made a Thai recipe that day that was better than anything I had tasted”- Elizabeth Jackson

Personal stories, photos, and simple recipes for home cooks. The author wants to share the fresh, rustic food that everyone can bring so that they can bring comfort and enjoyment to the family meal.

This recipe collection is organized by breakfast, lunch, appetizer, and dinner sections with over a hundred recipes, including Salmon bread Hot smoked, Brioche Donuts with black apple marmalade, Grilled Oysters with bacon, and Braised Short Rib Ravioli and Wild Berry Chocolate Short Cake.

About the author: Kirsten Dixon has over 20 years of experience in Alaskan style cooking. She and her husband and children own a Company Within the Wild Adventure.

The author’s book “The Winterlake Lodge Cookbook” won the Best Female Chef Award in America at the 2004 Gourmand International Cooking Book Awards.

Mandy Dixon is the pastry chef of Within the Wild Adventure Company and the chef of La Baleine Café, a beachfront cafe in Homer, Alaska. She is a food stylist for the second edition of The Winterlake Lodge Cookbook.

Pam Houston is an English Professor at UC Davis and award-winning author of books such as Contents May Have Shifted and Cowboys Are My Weakness.

The New Alaska Cookbook: Recipes from the Last Frontier’s Best Chefs

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“This cookbook is interesting to read and the recipes sound delicious.”- Whale Passerine

In this book, you will find information on instructions for rich cooking and easy cooking. Furthermore, the author also offers a half dozen other fish recipes.

The author shares more than 120 easy-to-make recipes. Through information about Alaskan cuisine, simple instructions in this book, you will be inspired to complete the best delicious dishes.

About the author: Kim Severson has written about food for The New York Times, Anchorage Daily News, and San Francisco Chronicle and has received the James Beard Award. Kim Severson currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Glenn Denkler is known as Josephine’s executive chef at Sheraton Anchorage.

The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska’s Commercial Fisherwomen

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“The book includes many beautiful photos and many great stories to go along with a variety of really unique ways to prepare different fish.”- Sherri G.

This cookbook contains eighty fascinating seafood recipes and many funny and difficult stories about their adventures. The author will provide you with delicious and easy-to-make recipes.

Also inside will include: how to pair wine with seafood; Tips for preserving, cleaning, and preparing fish; a glossary of commercial fishing terms; on-board fashion tips; an explanation of fishing methods; and information about sustainability.

About the author: Kiyo Marsh is a culinary enthusiast, artist and world traveler living in Seattle, Washington. She is the owner and captain of F / V Savage. She lives in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Laura Cooper is a boat chef and floor liner and long sleeve tenderer in western Alaska. She also works for the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Ocean and Arctic Programs.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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