Food Writer Robin Mather’s book The Feast Nearby (Ten Speed Press, 2011) grew out of a cloud of heartache and bad luck. But what a silver lining. The story outlines her quest spend just $40 a week on food in the midst of unemployment, solitude and heartbreak.
It’s a great read about living a simpler life in sync with nature and the foods it supplies. “My decision to eat locally brought new friends into my new life and gave me a sense of purpose and community that I had never had before,” she writes.
Her writing is great and her recipes are even better. Here’s her zucchini bread recipe, perfect, of course, in September when squash goes mad.