John Pisto, professional chef and host of Monterey's Cookin' Pisto Style, is always on the lookout for fresh ingredients, even in bear country here on Baranof Island. I think he found some wild edible mushrooms in these weeds.
Alaska is not for the faint of heart. We were in a cove off of Admiralty Island and the best way to view wildlife is via kayak. I teamed with my friend Andre Fasciola. This was a surprisingly intense cardio workout.
We were lucky enough to witness a truly awe-inspiring event. A pod of humpback whales encircled a school of fish with a ring of bubbles, a behavior known as bubble-net feeding. The whales were so close, we could smell their breath from our kayaks.