A Piece of Jim Harrison's Paradise

July 9, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

The last time thundering herds of elk stampeded down Paradise Valley was probably more than a couple of years ago, but thanks to Wall Street Journal writer Alexandra Alter for showing us pics of Jim Harrison’s summer writing and fishing quarters. Her story about the famed author’s residence includes menu lists, a slide show, and moments of envy: “Earlier this summer, Anthony Bourdain, chef and host of the Travel Channel’s food show ‘No Reservations,’ visited Mr. Harrison’s home during a trip to Livingston. Mr. Harrison cooked an elk and antelope stew and grilled about two dozen doves, washed down with several bottles of Côtes du Rhône. ‘Basically, I want to be Jim when I grow up,’ Mr. Bourdain said in an email.” (Thanks to reader James Card for this link.)