By Rochelle Bilow
Rochelle Bilow, a classically informed prepare dinner and aspiring nutrients author, was once nursing a damaged center and annoyed together with her yet-to-take-off profession while she got down to write a quick profile of a small, sustainable CSA farm in significant ny. At such a lot, she anticipated to return away with a adorable city-girl-in-the-country piece. yet after only one day of relocating hay bales, feeding pigs, and tapping maple sap, she used to be hooked: The air was once clean, her muscle mass felt valuable, and the smells from the kitchen the place the farmhands collected at day’s finish have been intoxicating.
Add in a candy yet enigmatic younger farmer whose soulful gaze meets her personal, and The name of the Farm is decided in movement. This engaging memoir charts the unforeseen yr that unfolds as Rochelle immerses herself in lifestyles on the farm. She chefs her method via 4 seasons of fresh-from-the-earth produce (with such tantalizing effects as Blistered Tomato Gratin and Crisped Potato Casserole with Shaved Chives), grapples greater than as soon as with the finer issues of rendering lard, and starts off to think she has ultimately came upon her niche—all whereas falling tough for that good-looking, blue-eyed farmer.
Honest, self-aware, and fantastically smooth, The name of the Farm is for an individual who has daydreamed a couple of less complicated life—or fallen too deeply in love.