Celebrating Cider Week 2012 - An Excerpt From the Book Taste, Memory
Jeff Gangemi Oct 08, 2012 Real Food 0 comments
To celebrate Cider Week 2012, we are pleased to share with you an excerpt from Taste, Memory, a brand new book (to be released on October 11) that describes the rediscovery of forgotten foods and the process of bringing them back to our tables.
In Taste, Memory, author David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and looking ahead to breed new plants? What place does a cantankerous old pear or too-delicate strawberry deserve in our gardens, farms, and markets? To what extent should growers value efficiency and uniformity over matters of taste, ecology, or regional identity?
Taste, Memory begins and ends with a simple premise: that a healthy food system depends on matching diverse plants and animals to the demands of land and climate. In this sense of place lies the true meaning of local food.
Want to win a copy of Taste, Memory? Fill out the form below for a chance to win a copy of the book, furnished by our friends at Chelsea Green Publishing. If you want to buy it right away, click over to the Chelsea Green webiste to pre-order the book while it's still on sale.
Check out this beautiful excerpt from Taste, Memory — it's chapter 11, The Cider Tree. Not loading properly? Click here to view the excerpt in a different window.