Saturday, May 25, 2013
The recently released food memoir from Portland resident David Buchanan scored a spot on Amazon's list of the Best Books of 2012 in the Food Literature category. It ranks number 10 on the list, which includes "Consider the Fork," by Bee Wilson and "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child," by Bob Spitz.
Published by Chelsea Green, "Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter" takes readers on a tour of unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables and the people who grow them.
Buchanan is known locally as the owner of Origins Fruits and the guy who sells fruit smoothies at the Portland Farmers Market in Deering Oaks Park in the summer.
The paperback book sells for $17.95. Read my full review of "Taste, Memory."Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.