A writer living in rural Oregon, I am inspired by the people who produce our daily bread. I am the author of the cookbook Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut and write articles and essays for print and online publications.

From Rural Eating Blog

Ferry Building market peas

Gifts from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Sweet cherries in April and other treats I encountered on an unplanned trip of discovery to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco.

roast pork belly closeup

Roast That Pork Belly

Life is about choices, but I believe it doesn’t only have to one thing or another. Case in point–the whole pork belly stored in my freezer.

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Grilled Leeks Vinaigrette Recipe

These newly harvested taut leeks were fresh from bottom to top, ripe for the grill and a bracing mustard dressing.

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