I've been fishing for as long as I can remember. Hank Shaw, a former chef and occasional commercial fisherman, has caught and cooked fish and seafood in nearly every state and province in the United States and Canada during the past 45 years. He has four award-winning cookbooks to his credit, the most recent of which, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail, earned the IACP Award for best self-published book in 2019. Shaw is also the founder of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook (huntgathercook.com), a James Beard Award-winning website. He has been on a number of television shows, including Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel and CNN's Somebody's Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe.
Food & Wine, Organic Gardening, Field & Stream, Garden & Gun, and The Art of Eating have all featured his work. Shaw lives near Sacramento, California, where he fishes, forages, and hunts.