SURPRISE!!!! I wrote another book! Two years in the making. Pre-pregnancy, pre-pandemic, pre-baby. And it’s hitting bookstore shelves nationwide next Tuesday (October, 13th)
I know I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog about our personal life over the past few years and haven’t done a “farm diaries” post in almost two years. Life got busy! But I’m back and I want to share more here in the coming months. Not just recipes, but life updates as I used to share often in this space. So here we go! And first up, I want to share my new book with you all!
This baby landed on my doorstep two weeks ago and we celebrated with a little local bubbly and a family gathering to clink glasses and make dinner plans for the next year!! It took me almost two years to write this book (after swearing I’d never write another cookbook after my first one because it’s SO MUCH WORK!) But this book, this story, this idea, I just couldn’t shake. I had to get it in writing. I wanted to share this experiment that I committed to doing and continue to do with you all. Through stories, photos, recipes and resources. This book is for anyone and everyone who has a desire to feel more connected to the place they call home. I believe if we have a greater understanding of our local and regional food systems we will be moving in a more sustainable, intentional and responsible direction for ourselves, our communities and the planet. I think we’re all a little homesick to some degree, and when we get out of our routines and meet the folks in our regions producing our food, making our wines, milling our grains, and churning our butter we start to feel a little bit safer. A little more connected. A little more alive. So, after swearing I’d never write another cookbook, I’ve gone and done it again! And I’m so damn proud that I did! I hope you all enjoy these simple farm-to-table recipes that can easily be adapted to the place you call home. Let’s continue to promote community based farming and community based eating while enjoying simple food with the people we love.
My cookbook, Local Dirt, hits bookstore shelves nationwide on October 13th. It has plenty of resources so you can figure out how to track down your local producers to match your region. You can pre-order the book anywhere books are sold (Amazon, Barns & Noble) but of course, in the spirit of local, please support your local bookstore if you can. And if you are wanting a signed copy from yours truly, you can order from my neighborhood bookstore today! Waucoma bookstore is shipping signed copies to anyone worldwide!
Thank you everyone who has followed my journey over the years. And of course, to everyone who has purchased my first cookbook. I hope Local Dirt finds a cozy spot in your kitchens! Cheers everyone!