by Ellen Wade Beals (Goodreads Author) , Ellen Bass , Antler , T.C. Boyle , Kathleen Aguero , Constance Vogel Adamkiewi , K. Biadaszkiewicz , Jan Bottiglieri , more…Brent Calderwood (Goodreads Author) , Daniel Chacón …less
by H.T. Yim (Goodreads Author)
"Before taking a look at some of the often humorous, always interesting episodes that Yim describes, let's make on…more
"Before taking a look at some of the often humorous, always interesting episodes that Yim describes, let's make one thing clear: H.T. Yim can write."
"Not all the episodes Yim describes over her four year love affair with marijuana are of similar joy, just as not all epiphanies emerge from happy stories. Such is fitting in narrative just as it is in life, where bad things can happen at the best of times ... Writing should be about honest revelation of the soul and that H.T. Yim does completely." [close]
by Jared Stone (Goodreads Author)
This foodie memoir follows the trials and tribulations of a home cook as he begins to form a deeper relationship with food and the environment. He seeks to go beyond Whole Foods, growing his own vegetables and buying locally. From meeting the rancher who raised his grass-fed cow to learning how to successfully pack a freezer with cow parts, Stone gets to know his bovine and delves into our diets and eating habits, examining the ethnography of cattle, how previous generations ate, why environmentalists and real food aficionados are mad for grass-fed beef, why certain cuts of beef tend to end up on our plates (while boldly experimenting with the ones that don’t), and much more.
Over the course of dozens of nose-to-tail meals, Jared cooks his way through his cow armed with a pioneering spirit and a good sense of humor. He becomes more mindful of his diet, makes changes to his lifestyle, and bravely confronts challenges he never expected—like how to dry beef jerky without attracting the neighborhood wildlife to the backyard, and how to find deliciousness in the less-common cuts of meat like the tongue and heart—sharing a recipe at the end of each chapter.
By examining the food that fuels his life and pondering why we eat the way we do, Jared and his family slowly discover to how live a life more fully—and experience a world of culinary adventures along the way.
― G.K. Chesterton
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