Sunday, March 13, 2011
I can't believe how fast this winter has blown by. Settling into a new job, a kitchen remodel in progress and spring garden planning has consumed me this winter. I have found a tidbit of time to put my feet up and read Growing a Farmer: How I Learner to Live off the Land written by local Seattle area farmer, chef and artisan cheesemaker Kurt Timmermeister. Kurt narrates a thoughtful account of his evolution from an enthusiastic novice vegetable gardner to a well seasoned cheesemaker, and live stock and produce farmer. What I found throughout the book is the theme of food bringing people together, a theme very close to my heart. Told with humor and sincerity, Growing a Farmer is a fantastic read.