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

asparagus on sheet pan

Roasted Asparagus with Spring Pesto

It may be strawberry season in some places but we’re still in the heart of springtime, meaning treating roasted asparagus to the greenest pesto made from nettles, wild mushrooms, bacon & a four-minute egg.

Sunchokes raw

Time to Plant the Sunchokes

A stash of sunchokes and salad turnips and a simple concept provide a very good and spontaneous fast food lunch.

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