Food Heroes: Sixteen Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition
by Georgia Pellegrini
Readers are introduced to the lively stories of food artisans such as potato breeder David Langford from Ireland, New York mushroom forager Marion Burroughs, “The Butter Poet” Sue Forrester from Cumbria, England and Ugo Buzzio of New York City, one of the last makers of traditional dry-cured sausages in the United States. Filled with colorful anecdotes, photographs, and recipes, this book offers an insight into the artisanal food movement, and vicarious living for food lovers, and others who wonder what it would be like to drop everything and start an olive farm. These are, in author Pellegrini’s words, “…stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things with food while living and thriving outside a corporate urban environment… people taking extraordinary measures to preserve good taste…and preserve our endangered food traditions.”
Tasty Reads Book Club Meeting
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 1, 5:30 pm
Location: Small Potatoes Bakery, 40575 O Road, Paonia
In keeping with the theme of our first book, we will celebrate our own local food artisan Monica Wiitanen, who produces weekly artisan breads (and more) from her wood-fired oven. Monica baked pitas for our gathering. People broght a potluck dish with a Mediterranean flavor–dips, salads, tapas– from Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.