"Eating is an agricultural act"
- from “The Pleasures of Eating” from What Are People For? by Wendell Berry
From the bottom of my heart, I cannot be more grateful that Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson are coming to town to lend their presence to our Fifth Annual Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week on Sunday, December 4.
One of the most influential and beloved voices of environmental stewardship in America, Wendell Berry has written about our relationship with the land in every possible literary form—poetry, fiction and essays. He is the farmer who planted the seed five decades ago that feeds the local food movement. A caring critic of American culture, he challenges us to define our relationship with the world from which food comes and to find our conscious place within it. The pleasure of eating—and life itself—depends on it.
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ABOUT THE COVER
Southern Bicuit Muffins. Photograph by Knoxy.
Joaquin Avellan follows in his father's footsteps with Dos Lunas Cheese.
Red Rabbit Bakery.
THE TOTAL CATCH
Discover the obtainable, ample, healthful and beautiful food in our own backyard.
Lara Nixon's bitters
Bad Dog Bar Craft launches Texas' first line of locally produced, organic bitters.
What's in a name?
A Mess of Greens.
Texas craft brewers work together to convert beer drinkers to craft label enthusiasts.
Pecans grow deep roots in Texas.
Sugar's long, strange trip to Texas.
Marfa, a bounty in the deset.
Houses of green.
Bending Branch Winery.
What is important.
'Tis the wild seasonings.
Tales from a supper club.
Urban Roots rap
Two Takes on One Space: Lauren Fensterstock and Steve Wiman