Cool Stuff – Food Heroes

Hey Seattle!

Hey Seattle! I’m here. Wandering around somewhere. Have I ever told you about my blind spot when it comes to directions? We need to talk about it soon. I get lost about once a day. You think I’m joking… Do you recognize those hands? Can you guess whose they are? Want to see them in person? Thursday at 5pm I’ll be at the Queen Anne Farmers market with Jon Rowley […]

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At Long Last, It’s Time

It seems impossible that I’m finally writing this. But I am. Two years ago I set out on a personal odyssey. I had grown up in the country where I fished and foraged, and used my hands, but now night after night in the corporate world, sitting blurry-eyed, scrutinizing excel spreadsheets and watching the cafeteria cart roll by, I was craving what was real and lasting versus what was fake […]

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The Horse and Wagon Schedule

I finally posted my book tour schedule for this fall and I’m going to be taking my horse and wagon around the country hawking books. I’m going to yell about it from town squares. So if you see a strange girl doing that sort of thing in your town, say sometime starting in late August, it’s probably me. I’ll be adding more dates and cities along the way as I […]

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Book Tour!

So, I’m taking my horse and wagon around the country. And the wagon is going to be full of one book, called “Food Heroes.” It has my name on it too. And I’m going to be hawking it in town squares and such. That’s how I like to envision it. It’s quite possible it will be much less charming. But I hope it’s like that. I’m planning my schedule and […]

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Georgia’s Down Home Downtown Weekend: Part 2

The second part of this Down Home Downtown Weekend was… can you guess it? The Downtown part. I think this whole concept represents my life in a weirdly accurate way. For example, when I was a kid, I went to high school in Manhattan, with characters like Ivanka Trump. But then at the end of the day I’d get picked up and drive home to the Hudson Valley where I’d […]

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Georgia’s Down Home Downtown Weekend: Part 1

I just had one of those weekends for the record books. I’m not sure how it happened really. It just did. It started with a passing invitation and culminated in an itinerary entitled “Georgia’s Down Home Downtown Weekend.” And that it was. It all began with these chickens. And some very large and colorful roosters. They all had names. That one in pale orange is named Nancy. I think. The […]

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The Last Box

This is really hard. But today, I’m going to send back the last box. I’ve been getting my book in its various stages from my publisher over the past several months. And I get to open the box and peruse it and nit pick, and wonder if it’s too late to crawl under a rock, and shed tears of joy and terror and wonder who am I and why on […]

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Fun Holiday Gift Idea

I’m going to take a pause from my deer hunting adventures to share with you what showed up on my doorstep yesterday. I think my non-hunting oriented readers might need a rest. Plus I want to talk about chocolate. This chocolate. It comes from a charming chocolate factory called Charles Chocolates in Emeryville, California. His things are really a work of art and the flavors he uses are quite unique. […]

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Livin’ the Sheep Life

In honor of “Black Friday,” I thought we could all use a little perspective. Meet my favorite sheep. I don’t know her name. But she’s my favorite. I’ll call her Bertha. Bertha knows how to keep it real even when there’s three babies biting her udders and a strange girl taking video of her. Bertha just chews hay, bats her white eyelashes and keeps it in perspective. This is a […]

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A Man and His Rice Cooker

This is my French friend Robert. Doesn’t he look like Ernest Hemingway? For many weeks we spent Saturdays together at the french farmers market where he tended to his pot of rice. The rice was his priority, second only to the box of wine he carefully unloaded from the truck along with a portable refrigerator used just to keep the wine cool. In France, it is important to have wine […]

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