One writer's quest to live (and eat) within her means opens an unexpected new world of delicious opportunities.
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.
Do you have an over-abundance of zucchini from the garden? Make this classic Zucchini Bread.