The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food and Love

the dirty life on farming food and love

I came across this book while trying to find memoirs to add to my 25/25 challenge.  I knew it was going to be right up my alley for a few reasons. 1. I’m a transplanted NYer. 2. I now live in farm country. 3. I dream of having a milk cow. 4. I don’t really believe I’m capable of milking a cow twice a day every.single.day.even.when.it’s.snowing. The book started off with a New York City writer, living … Continue reading

The Kindness of Strangers… Penniless Across America

kindness of strangers penniless across america

Is it possible to travel from California to North Carolina without a penny to your name, simply relying on the kindness of strangers for your food, shelter and transportation? That’s the question Mike McIntyre asked himself.  Mike was a guy with a great job as a journalist, a nice place to live, and a loving girlfriend. Problem was… he was afraid. All.the.time. He’d let fear control his life and decided it was time to snap … Continue reading

What Kitchen Confidential Taught Me About Judgement and Assholes

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I’ve never been a fan of Anthony Bourdain. He’s brash, and arrogant, quite frankly I think he’s an ass. You can imagine my surprise when I became so captivated by his show Parts Unknown, I ended up, on Netflix, binge watching almost every episode in a weekend. My opinion of him didn’t really change from watching his show… he was still brash, and arrogant, and quite frankly an ass… what I did begin to see as … Continue reading