Leslie Land





Leslie Land


Born
February 22, 1947

Died
August 10, 2013

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Decades of garden articles, 8 years of weekly garden columns in The New York Times and a co-starring role in the book and TV series The 3000 Mile Garden mean I’m best known as a garden writer, someone lucky enough to call talking about plants her work.

True. But only half of the story. The other half starts with my first real job – as one of the opening chefs at Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California.

Less than two years later, I joined the great hippie migration of the early 1970′s and moved to rural Maine, where making a living meant catering, consulting, being a guest chef and – finally! – saying “thanks but no thanks, eager backers, I don’t want a restaurant. It’s more fun to write about food.”

And write and write and write: food and cookin
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Average rating: 3.92 · 166 ratings · 22 reviews · 10 distinct works
The 3000-Mile Garden: An Ex...

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Yankee New England Cookbook...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Reading Between the Recipes...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1987
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The Modern Country Cook

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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The Appearing of Jesus

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The New England Epicure: Re...

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The New York Times 1000 Gar...

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From Betty Crocker to Femin...

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The 3,000 Mile Garden: an E...

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1992
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“Spiders evidently as surprised by the weather as the rest of us: their webs were still everywhere - little silken laundry lines with perfect snowflakes hung out in rows to dry.”
Leslie Land, The 3000-Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters on Gardening, Food, and the Good Life

“There's something about these obscure vignettes of former lives that's very powerful. Our woods are full of old cellar holes, tumbled-down chimneys, ancient scraggly lilacs absurdly tall still stretching toward the light.”
Leslie Land, The 3000-Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters on Gardening, Food, and the Good Life