SFNYC Book Club - "Growing a Feast" by Kurt Timmermeister

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join author Kurt Timmermeister and Slow Food NYC at Jimmy's No. 43 for a reading, discussion, and book signing of his newly released book, Growing a Feast.

A small-scale farmer on a dairy farm, Timmermeister tells the story of how he prepared a single marvelous farm-to-table meal using only the bounty that his farm provides — a two-year chronicle beginning with the birth of the calf whose milk will eventually be made into cheese and ending with the final course of coffee and butter cookies. Along the way we meet Leda, who trades onion seedlings for Kurt's cheese; Michiko, who forages the white chanterelles for the antipasti course; and Bill, whose large, thin-skinned tomatoes will form the basis of the tomato upside-down cake. Rich in detail, resonant in story, Growing a Feast depicts the effort behind every meal, the farm that comes before every table.

Author Kurt Timmermeister ran his own Seattle-based cafes before buying a four-acre plot of land on Vashon Island in Washington's Puget Sound, an experience he recounted in his first book, Growing a Farmer. Now 13 acres, Kurtwood Farms specializes in producing farmstead artisan cheeses. 

This event is free and open to everyone.  We hope to see you there.

Location: The back room at Jimmy's No. 43 - 43 E. 7th Street (btn 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave); Manhattan

Related Program:  SFNYC Book & Film Club