Each year, the tiny coastal town of Cordova, Alaska, welcomes the opening of the spring fishing season. The local river, the Copper River, is world-renowned for its salmon, which have a noticeably brighter red hue than other fish, and are said to be the best-tasting salmon in the world.
Each May, when the first fish arrive in Seattle on an Alaska Airlines flight, there’s a ceremonial salmon cook-off, with three top chefs competing to be the champ of Alaska Air Cargo’s annual Copper Chef Cook-Off. The recipes, including the winning dish, are available for home cooks to try.
Alaska’s Copper River is a special place. The fishers are often multi-generational fishing families who take seriously the state’s commitment to sourcing fish and other seafood sustainably. When the season first opens on the river, the boats are out on the water early in the morning, fishing until the evening in a marathon endeavor.
When the boats return, the families are waiting at the docks to welcome them home. The mayor of Cordova is present and there’s an air of celebration for the season’s first catch. Then, the fish are distributed to Anchorage and Seattle, where it’s flown around the world for diners to enjoy.
Well, I guess you could say she liked it! Join Lauren and the rest of the 2016 Fresh Catch Crew for a season-long symphony of salmon! Repost from @griermountain Make way for the KING! ? A very special surprise arrived on my doorstep all the way from Cordova, Alaska this afternoon. Say hello to the one and only, Copper River King salmon. I have never seen a sexier piece of fish. Just look at that color! Now, what should I make with this piece of salmon that would please his royal highness? @copperriversalmon #copperriversalmon #sustainablesalmon #wildalaskansalmon #knowyourfisherman #storiedfish #spon #100daysofsalmon ???
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Calabria may be the last authentic region of Italy undisturbed by hordes of international tourists, but northern Italians have long adored this southern destination for its dramatic cliff-side beaches, flocking to its ancient shores for centuries of idyllic summer holidays. The region is rife with medieval mountaintop villages overlooking sparkling beaches, each a fantasy postcard setting, and here are five of the most enchanting.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Over the last few years Airbnb has moved from an alternative lodging option to many people’s first choice for booking a place to stay. Despite its popularity, some people are still new to the service. If you’re using Airbnb for the first time, there are a few things to consider for a successful first stay.