A Country LifeBook - 2013 | First edition.
A memorable book about the path food travels from garden to table
A celebration of life together, a tribute to an utterly unique garden, a wonderfully idiosyncratic guide for cooks and gardeners interested in exploring the possibilities of farm-to-table living-- To Eat is all of these things and more.
In 1974, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd moved from Boston to southern Vermont, where they became the proprietors of a twenty-eight-acre patch of wilderness. The land was forested, overgrown, and wild, complete with a stream. Today, North Hill's seven carefully cultivated acres--open to visitors during the warmer months--are an internationally renowned garden.
In the intervening years, both the garden and the gardening books ( A Year at North Hill , Living Seasonally , Our Life in Gardens ) Eck and Winterrowd created together have been acclaimed in many forms, including in the pages of The New York Times . They were at work on To Eat --which also includes recipes from the renowned chef and restaurateur Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta and beautiful illustrations from their long-time collaborator Bobbi Angell--when Winterrowd passed away, in 2010.
Informative, funny, and moving, the delights within--a runaway bull; a recipe for crisp, fatty chicarrones ; a personal history of the Egyptian onion; a hymn to the magic of lettuce--are sure to make To Eat a book readers return to again and again.