The Feast Nearby

The Feast Nearby

How I Lost My Job, Buried A Marriage, and Found My Way by Keeping Chickens, Foraging, Preserving, Bartering, and Eating Locally (all on Forty Dollars A Week)

Book - 2011 | First edition
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"A charming ode (with recipes) to eating well and locally, on $40 dollars per week, from a recently unemployed food-journalism veteran. In 2009, Robin Mather found herself unemployed. She consequently moved to rural Michigan, where she committed to eating three home-cooked, seasonal, and local meals a day. In essays that chronicle a year of her ambitious project, Mather explores the confusion surrounding local eating and examines how often we fail to pay attention to the seasons that surround us. With 150 winning recipes such as Lemon-Tarragon Pickled asparagus and Greek-Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb, Mather draws on her rich kitchen knowledge, honed by years as a food writer. This narrative-cookbook hybrid shares encouraging advice for aspiring locavores, offering both the virtues of kitchen thrift and the pleasures of cooking well"-- Provided by publisher
"A charming ode (with recipes) to eating well and locally, on $40 per week, from a recently unemployed food-journalism veteran"--Provided by publisher
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781580085588
Branch Call Number: 641.552 Mather 2011
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 24 cm


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Cynthia_N Nov 07, 2016

Such an enjoyable read! Mather's life changed and she decided to go with it instead of fighting it. I loved that she included all the recipes with the seasons.

Jun 04, 2014

I loved this book, she weaves together her story plus local seasonal recipes. I can hardly wait for the local strawberries to try out her french style preserves. I loved the message of reliance on community and neighbors.

Kobetsky Aug 18, 2013

Very easy reading.
Prompted a trip to Barry County, MI.

Jun 19, 2013

I love reading about people who took a chance, got out of their comfort zone & who rediscovered themselves in the process. This was a very interesting journey to read and glad that Ms Mather chose to share it.

Sep 19, 2012

Interesting read on the choices one can make when buying food. I also wanted to try quite a number of the recipes.

Jun 14, 2011

This was a delightful read. I loved the way she reminisced about foods that her mother and grandmother used to prepare as part of her post-divorce process of self-healing. The recipes at the end of each chapter sound mouth-watering good and make you want to stop reading, run into the kitchen, and start cooking!


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