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Wild Alaska salmon is a gift of spring

When the sockeye are running in Bristol Bay, fourth-generation salmon fisher Melanie Brown sometimes launches her skiff in the dead of night. But she doesn’t mind. “It can be really exciting when the fish are running and splashing,” she says. Brown belongs to a rarified club, the roughly 24,000 Alaska anglers who help supply the …

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Eating on the wild side in Alaska

The hardy Alaskan homemaker can “depend on the bracing, exhilarating outdoor life to whet the appetite for plain, wholesome food” – which, in the depths of winter, can mean canned or frozen provisions such as tomatoes, beans, sauerkraut, salmon and moose meat. So pronounces “For Wilderness Wives,” an early 1950s booklet from the University of …

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50 States of Beer: Alaska sockeye in the glass and on the plate

My flight to Alaska landed at 1 a.m. on the summer equinox. Exiting the airport, I saw teenagers laughing and riding their bikes around the city, basking in the famous late-night sunshine. I knew I was in a different kind of place. Anchorage’s aptly named Midnight Sun Brewing Co. confirmed my initial impression. Homebrewers Mark …

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