Edges of Bounty:Adventures in the Edible Valley

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  • A writer and photographer's adventures through small-farm CaliforniaWriter William Emery and photographer Scott Squire embarked on an adventure through California's Central Valley in search of a different way of life. They sought the secrets of people engaged in the production of their own food and drink.What is life like for small-time farmers? Can they make a living off of what they produce? Do they enjoy what they do? And most importantly, does their food taste any better than what we find in supermarkets?What Emery and Squire discovered was revelatory. In the pages of Edges of Bounty they sample produce that is nothing short of divine. They encounter melons so swollen that they burst open with one knife cut.They are introduced to the sour flavor of cactus pads and the healing bitterness of Mien bitter balls. Emery catches his first fish in twenty years.The beekeepers, cheese makers, butchers, fishermen, dairymen, fruit farmers, and other edibilists--the word Emery coins to describe them--who invited them into their homes take pride in their expertise and in nurturing what farmer Mike Madison at one point calls guerilla agriculture.Thoughtful, quirky, and brimming with the color and anthopological depth of Squire's photography, Edges of Bounty delights us with a back-to-land narrative as fresh and tangy as homemade goat cheese.Emery and Squire come away from the edible valley not just with bushels of produce but with faith in endeavors that are small and local and close to our hearts.
  • Author:
    William Emery (Writer) and Scott Squire (Photographer)
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    338.1097945
    EAN:
    9781597141086
    ISBN:
    1597141089
    Label:
    Heyday Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    Heyday Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    224
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-11-01
    Publisher:
    Heyday Books
    Studio:
    Heyday Books
    Title:
    Edges of Bounty:Adventures in the Edible Valley
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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