Farm Food Volume 1
Farm Food invites you to follow Kurt Timmermeister (author of Growing a Farmer and Growing a Feast) through six months of life on the farm.
When he bought thirteen acres of overgrown land on Vashon Island, Kurt wasn’t thinking about farming. That idea germinated as he restored his 19th century farmhouse and cleared enough land to plant crops and pasture a small herd of Jersey cows, and eventually he sold his Seattle restaurant, Café Septieme, and launched himself into farming full-time. Now he owns a successful dairy farm where he makes award-winning artisan Dinah’s Cheese and fresh ice cream using local ingredients that Amy Ettinger, author of Sweet Spot, called “my perfect scoop of ice cream” in TIME magazine.
Food is about place and most of the meals served on Kurt’s table are the truest sort of local, raised or harvested from the fields, orchards, and greenhouse on his farm’s thirteen acres.
Through essays and recipes, Kurt opens a window into life on a small farm. As fall shades into winter, share in the satisfaction and hard work of putting up the harvest, the joys of hosting cider parties and cooking celebratory meals for friends, and the inevitable setbacks and sadness that come from living. Learn how to make your own simple cheese and ice cream, roll out your own pasta, prepare a great gratin (or two), and bake a cake your friends aren’t likely to forget.