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The feast nearby [electronic resource] : How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week). Robin Mather.

Mather, Robin. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781607740414 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned to her native rural Michigan. There she learned to live on a limited budget while remaining true to her culinary principles of eating well and as locally as possible. In The Feast Nearby, Mather chronicles her year-long project: preparing and consuming three home-cooked, totally seasonal, and local meals a day--all on forty dollars a week. With insight and humor, Mather explores the confusion and needful compromises in eating locally. She examines why local often trumps organic, and wonders why the USDA recommends white bread, powdered milk, and instant orange drinks as part of its "low-cost" food budget program. Through local eating, Mather forges connections with the farmers, vendors, and growers who provide her with sustenance. She becomes more...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Ten Speed Press, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2299 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Cooking & Food.
Essays.
Genre: Electronic books.

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