A “Taste of Wild Kansas”

A “Taste of Wild Kansas”

GREAT BEND – Come “taste” the outdoors with outdoors writer/photographer Michael Pearce at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC), 592 NE K-156 Hwy, Great Bend. Pearce will present “Savoring the Kansas Outdoors, One Bite at a Time” at 2:30 p.m. on March 13. The event is free.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste some of Pearce’s wild game cooking, prepared with recipes included in Michael Pearce’s Taste of the Kansas Outdoors Cookbook, a book he published with the Wichita Eagle in 2014. During the program, Pearce will conduct cooking demonstrations and share game cooked with some of his favorite recipes for tasting.

The book features 53 recipes for Kansas wild game, more than 100 photos and a selection of stories that have appeared on his Wichita Eagle Outdoors Page. Recipes include everything from venison and elk to turkey and fish, with tantalizing titles: Venison Pumpkin Chili, Grilled Walleye Ribeyes with Lime and Rock Chalk Gobbler Gumbo. The book was named a prestigious “Notable Book of Kansas” by the state library association.

As the outdoors writer at The Wichita Eagle since 2000, Pearce has written about a wide variety of outdoor topics from catching crayfish at Cheyenne Bottoms to reporting on political issues that threatened Kansas wildlife and outdoor traditions. Before his days at the Eagle, Pearce frequently contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Outdoor Life and scores of other publications for 19 years.

For more information, contact the KWEC at (620) 566-1456.