Monday, October 19, 2009

Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas Reviewed in My Table Magazine

In a recent review, My Table Magazine, "Houston's Dining Magazine," called Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas: Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers Across the State by Pamela Walker "an educational, compassionate book that celebrates difference while paying homage to an act both humble and vital: digging in the dirt."

An excerpt:
"Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas . . . is a refreshingly apolitical look into the challenges and successes of organic farming. In clear, vivid prose, Houston writer Walker portrays a diverse group of 11 farmers ─ from fundamentalist Christians to disenchanted academics to freethinking hippies ─ who bring a wide range of perspectives to their work, yet all share a common passion for organic food. . . . "
An interesting aside for patrons of the Houston restaurant scene: the reviewer notes that diners at T'afia, Reef, Brennan's and Quattro restaurants have likely tasted the fruits of featured farmer Gita Vanwoerden's (of Animal Farm) labors.

To read the review in its entirety, look for the Recommended Reading section of My Table's October issue, available from many retailers across the Houston area.

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