Book review: It’s a Long Road to a Tomato

It's a Long Road to a Tomato

If you are interested in reading about the life of an organic farmer, you may like the book entitled It’s a Long Road to a Tomato, Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life by Keith Stewart, with wonderful illustrations by his wife Flavia Bacarella. I was drawn to … Continue reading

Peach Gratin and Three French Cookbooks to Love

Ah…. French food. Totally stuffy, right? All fancy tarts and a bajillion sauces and lots and LOTS of butter and heavy cream and wine. Right? Wrong. At least, wrong for most French people. Or at least, most French people fifty years ago. You see, I have this thing about old school farm food. I like … Continue reading

Cookbook Review: The Grass Roots Cookbook

Nowadays new cookbooks seem to crop up every week. Some are by celebrity chefs, some are by self-proclaimed health gurus, and some are chock full of “quick” recipes. But vintage cookbooks are my favorite kind, and I like food memoirs and 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s cookbooks best of all. This cookbook is a little bit … Continue reading