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Food Heroes by Georgia Pellegrini
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Aug 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: food, read2010
Read from July 29 to August 02, 2010

All over the world, impassioned people have put their livelihoods on the line to preserve our endangered food traditions. Each story here is a tale of love and endurance - people who walked away from good jobs, or who have resigned themselves to a lifetime of wrangling with inane bureaucrats; craftsmen who have chosen lives of hard work and little monetary reward in pursuit of their calling. Pellegrini's mini biographies are vivid, capturing these eccentric and devoted craftspeople with all their charm and quirks, and explaining why exactly their work is so important. She's got a lovely, sentimental but understated style, and the recipes following each chapter are a bonus.

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message 1: by Sarah (new) - added it

Sarah Sarah - What is this book? Title sounds good, but there's no description? Thanks!

message 2: by else (last edited Jul 29, 2010 11:53AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

else fine Profiles of sixteen people devoted to preserving traditional foods - so far I've read about a forager, a pork smoker in TN, and an heirloom potato farmer in Ireland. I see seed savers, beekeepers, and brewers ahead. It's really a good read. Out in September.

message 3: by Sarah (new) - added it

Sarah Cool - thanks.

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