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From scratch : adventures in harvesting, hunting, fishing, and foraging on a fragile planet / David Moscow & Jon Moscow.

Moscow, David, 1974- (author.). Moscow, Jon, (author.).

"In an effort to help us reconnect with the food that sustains our lives, David Moscow has spent four years going around the world, meeting with rock-star chefs, and sourcing ingredients within local food ecosystems--experiences taking place in over twenty countries that include milking a water buffalo to make mozzarella for pizza in Italy; harvesting oysters in Long Island Sound and honey from wild bees in Kenya; and making patis in the Philippines, beer in Malta, and sea salt in Iceland. Moscow takes us on deep dives (sometimes literally) with fisherfolk, farmers, scientists, community activists, historians, hunters, and more, bringing back stories of the communities, workers, and environments involved -- some thriving, some in jeopardy, all interconnected with food. The result is this travel journal that marvels in the world around us while simultaneously examining the environmental issues, cultural concerns, and overlooked histories intertwined with the food we eat to survive and thrive. Through the people who harvest, hunt, fish, and forage each day, we come to understand today's reality and tomorrow's risks and possibilities"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781637584026
  • ISBN: 1637584024
  • Physical Description: xiv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Permuted Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes recipes.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Oysters : New York/Istria -- Dune spinach, avocado : Cape Town/Johannesburg -- Beer, octopus, snails : Malta/Sardinia -- Wild game : Texas/Wyoming -- Round scad, patis : Philippines -- Potatoes : Peru/Utah -- Cod, scallops, salt : Iceland -- Goat, barley, honey : Kenya -- Porcini, chanterelle : Finland/Whidbey Island, WA -- Pizza : Amalfi Coast/NYC -- Afterword -- Recipes.
Subject: Moscow, David, 1974- > Travel.
Food supply.
Genre: Travel writing.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


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Emmaus Public Library 641.3 MOSC (Text) 36446002077934 New Adult Available -

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