Food Heroes: Sixteen Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition

Food Heroes Sixteen Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition A celebration of the artisanal food movement profiles key players in its success including a New York mushroom forager a fig collector a fish missionary one of the last U S makers of traditional

  • Title: Food Heroes: Sixteen Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition
  • Author: Georgia Pellegrini
  • ISBN: 9781584798545
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A celebration of the artisanal food movement profiles 16 key players in its success including a New York mushroom forager, a fig collector, a fish missionary, one of the last U.S makers of traditional dry cured sausages and in a book with illustTitle Food HeroesAuthor Pellegrini, GeorgiaPublisher Harry N Abrams IncPublication Date 2010 09 01Number of Pages 2A celebration of the artisanal food movement profiles 16 key players in its success including a New York mushroom forager, a fig collector, a fish missionary, one of the last U.S makers of traditional dry cured sausages and in a book with illustTitle Food HeroesAuthor Pellegrini, GeorgiaPublisher Harry N Abrams IncPublication Date 2010 09 01Number of Pages 240Binding Type HARDCOVERLibrary of Congress 2010003754

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    • Although there are only few recipes in this book, I found it inspirational for my own desire to reach into the past to find a more rewarding experience with my gardening and my cooking. It was so inspirational that I formed a group with four others in my community based on the idea that we can have fresher, healthier and artisan type cooking going on in our lives instead of the easier, less healthy and boring cooking that is sometimes the norm. One of our members is dreaming of creating a destin [...]


    • This is a very important book. I read about gardening and food a lot, especially about the need to eat locally-grown foods, to deep our food supply diverse, to honor and use traditional foods and methods. Food Heroes tells the story of sixteen people: David Langford, who raises heirloom potatoes in Sligo, Ireland; Allan Benton, who smokes hams and bacon in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee; Marion Bush, who forages for wild mushrooms and other edible wild foods in New York state; German beer brew [...]


    • This book is a series of short portraits of people in the modern world who work to maintain older traditions of food production, cooking, or preservation. Overall, the book was interesting, and I learned something about a variety of foods and old fashioned foodways. However, it was a little disappointing because of the inconsistent writing and the sometimes-forced choices for inclusion.The author traveled around doing short interviews of people in the United States and a few European countries t [...]


    • Short vignettes and portraits of 16 artisans who are working hard to preserve food traditions. Inspirational in that she covers a number of types of food related areas: there's a fig grower, a seed saver, a mushroom forager, a whiskey distiller, etc. The downside is it's all a bit scattered, there were several times I wish she had whittled down the number of artisans and had gone into more depth, a few of the chapters seem out of place: a more focused book would have been a better book. Still, t [...]


    • Every time it appears that agribusiness and industrial food factories are about to displace traditional farmers and artisanal food producers, some passionate person counters by reviving and continuing the more venerable way. Georgia Pellegrini is so fascinated by these people and their edible products that she traveled around the US and around the world to meet them and taste their offerings. She introduces sixteen of these people, who she calls heroes, in this, her first book. There's the fig g [...]


    • This book, though it took me about two months too long to read it, was precisely what I needed. Not only did it make me want to quit my job and go to culinary school so I, too, could travel the world in search of artisanal foodie people to fall in love with, it was exactly the pace I needed. I think, if read in one sitting, it may have come across as choppy and a little disjointed Some of the stories had entirely different voices, which didn't bother me in the tiny snippets I got to sit down an [...]


    • A very good read for food lovers or nature lovers alike. It celebrates the beauty of food as well as the people who are till today trying their very best to preserve the knowledge which they have gained from their forefathers. The author has made an effort to incorporate tested recipes and to connect the readers to the these artisans who are preserving traditions near and far. The book teaches us the difference of buying products from the supermarket shelves, buying organic and growing your own [...]


    • All over the world, impassioned people have put their livelihoods on the line to preserve our endangered food traditions. Each story here is a tale of love and endurance - people who walked away from good jobs, or who have resigned themselves to a lifetime of wrangling with inane bureaucrats; craftsmen who have chosen lives of hard work and little monetary reward in pursuit of their calling. Pellegrini's mini biographies are vivid, capturing these eccentric and devoted craftspeople with all thei [...]


    • Warning: this book will make you long to move out to the country and try your hand at growing something. In my opinion this is actually a great idea, at least the part about growing something of your own to eat, because it is fun and tastes best and connects us to the magic of the earth. Please note that the author does not sermonize at the reader at all, nor make you feel bad about your eating habits or lack of a garden. She merely describes everything so beautifully that you can't help but wis [...]


    • I love this genre of book: part travel writing, part food history, and a little snapshot of the lives of interesting folks mixed in for good measure. Much like American Terroir and other books I've read, Pellegrini seeks out people and places the world over who are doing things the slow way, the old way, or even just the right way in producing excellent food. She ranges from BBQ in the South to figs in France and I enjoyed every story, even if some were a bit more thin than others. Inspiring, ed [...]


    • This is a very interesting book that looks at 16 food artisans who are working to keep long-standing traditions alive - some for hundreds of years. Instead of trying to make things faster and bigger they are working to preserve not only their food, but a way of life that is slipping away. It's a quick read because each person's chapter is only a few pages long and there are also recipes at the end of each chapter as well. A very interesting read and it will definitely make you think.


    • This book was filled with essays on people who are preserving culinary traditions such as butter-making, bee-keeping, and curing meat. I flagged quite a few of the recipes and am now determined to grow potatoes in a garbage bag. We'll see if it happens; either way, I'll definitely come back to this book.


    • It had me at the introduction. I now want to make home made butter, grow fig trees (in a climate not meant for them), and drink Stranahan's whiskey (I don't like whiskey). Thoroughly enjoyed savoring this book on artisanl foods


    • An inspiring book for young farmers and other lovers of food. Now I want to make all the things these Food Heroes have spent their lifetimes perfecting.




    • Informative and entertaining, 16 stories about people who love food and their way of life. A bit repetitive but none the less, engaging for the reader. A very good read.


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