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To Eat: A Country Life (2013)

by Joe Eck(Favorite Author)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 3
0374278326 (ISBN13: 9780374278328)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
review 1: Gardening is in their bones. So is teaching. And writing. They've written a series of essays about beets, garlic, cucumbers, etc--and the reader learns something of gardening, or of storing vegetables for the winter, or of the writers themselves. Enjoyable, but a certain glibness occasionally entered into the writing style that this reader found off-putting. (I've thought the same of Alice Waters in earlier readings and since changed my mind, so . . .)
review 2: I loved this book. Not that the writing is so excellent that I was compelled to read further, but rather the passion for the subject is a subject that I love. The gardening, the cooking, the passion for southern Vermont - they are all loves of mine and the authors' love of these things come throug
... moreh in the book in a manner that invites me to enjoy it. I am looking forward to buying some seeds of the varieties recommended in the book. I am looking forward to the recipes. I've tried three of them already and they are wonderful. My book is lightly soiled with drippings from the beets I roasted while perusing the book. My soup pot is filled with delicious Passato di Verdure ready to bring to a friends home to share. I am very pleased with this book and will look for others by the authors. less
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Quick read-- It's a gardening/life on the farm book. Enjoyable, but nothing unique.
It's a nice book, with a few interesting bits about variety.
learned alot
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