First Bites: Alaska

From the moment I landed in Alaska, I have been overwhelmed by the abundant and majestic beauty of this other world, which explains why so many have come here from elsewhere and found a place to call home.

I was fortunate to spend the day with Sue and Paul–former Atlanta residents–who fell in love with this landscape and created an extraordinary sanctuary in the mountains of Chickaloon.

Sue, who knows where to procure the best of the best treated us to the freshest King salmon, simply grilled with salt and pepper–nothing more nothing less. A delicious way to begin my journey here in Alaska.

King Salmon


Sue, Paul, Neil

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  1. May 22, 2010 1:02 am by Jann Reply

    The salmon looks incredible and I want some! Enjoy the gorgeousness, and I hope you don’t get any mosquito “first bites.”

  2. May 23, 2010 3:18 am by Sally Reply

    I want to see the size of the fish that piece of grilled salmon came from! Did it taste as good as it looks?

  3. June 1, 2010 4:56 pm by Cait Reply

    Let’s try some white king next time you’re in town.

  4. June 1, 2010 5:05 pm by Lee H. Reply

    That salmon looks delicious, as do those huge strawberries on the table. Thanks for the great pictures!

  5. June 2, 2010 10:10 am by Dan Reply

    At this point, the most beautiful area of the US that I’ve seen is Acadia National Park in Maine. Alaska must be disorienting with all the extra light (or darkness, depending on the season).

  6. June 2, 2010 12:21 pm by Rose Reply

    Your writing and photographs are so lovely and descriptive. I always want to hop on a plane and go to wherever it is you’ve been (in this case Alaska!). AND I’d love a bite of that tasty looking salmon about right now!

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