To Eat

To Eat

A Country Life

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780374278328
Branch Call Number: 635 Eck
Characteristics: xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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AL_RACHEL Jul 08, 2017

The joy in their gardening and the love for things that grow is lightly tempered by the melancholy energy of the loss of partner and co-author Wayne Winterrowd. Despite that undercurrent, it was a pleasure to see their giddy love for heirloom produce.

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