Prescott's latest book mixes poetry, recipes and traditional knowledge

Wrangell author, poet and Southeast newspaper columnist Vivian Faith Prescott's latest book isn't like any other of her writings. She produced a collection of poetry and recipes after years of work, putting them together into one heart-filling piece.

"My Father's Smokehouse: Stories & Recipes from Fishcamp," is about recipes and her father, Mickey, who turns 82 soon, Prescott said. It's known as a foodoir - a book of personal experiences focused on food. "The hardest thing was writing the recipes, writing them up. I'm a poet," she said.

The book was released this spring by West Margin Press, a...


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