I recently heard an interview with Patricia Klindienst author of The Earth Knows My Name : Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America. As she spoke in the interview, I was reminded of childhood visits to my great aunts' house in Brooklyn. Their tiny backyard was a lush edible landscape of tomatoes, figs and much more that I was too young to remember. I can't wait to get a peek at this book.
I find stories like these so inspiring. It helps me envision my own personal edible landscape. Path to Freedom is another great resource to inspire you to see the gardening bounty, and level of self sufficiency, that is possible no matter how small your plot is. (Thanks to Ruthie for bringing it to my attention.)
Jim and I have been reading the book Hard Times by Studs Terkel. Its a book filled with people reminiscing about their experiences during the Great Depression. Each person's story is a seperate little segment and its a fascinating read.
I've got a Steve Brill book on wild edibles waiting for me at the library. That should be a very interesting read.
Fans of the Vegan Lunch Box will understand my sadness that Jennifer posted her last lunch box yesterday. Where will I look for inspiration now??