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To Boldly Grow by Tamar Haspel
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Mar 08, 2022 | ISBN 9780593419533

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One of The Washington Post’s Books to Read in 2022 Based on What You Loved in 2021
One of Cosmopolitan’s 10 Best Non-Fiction Books of 2022 You Should Add to Your Reading List ASAP
One of Veranda’s 22 Most-Anticipated Books of the New Year

To Boldly Grow is part memoir, part how-to guide and wholly delightful.” —Washington Post

To Boldy Grow serves as both a memoir and guidebook to discovering the joys food, from planting to plating, can bring.” —Veranda

“A journalist who ‘grew up in a food-focused household’ chronicles her adventures gardening and eating in Cape Cod…With witty insight, the author shares their successes and failures along with tips and how-to advice…[A] great stepping-off point for individuals interested in exploring ‘first-hand food opportunities’ and exercising more control over the origins of what they eat. Knowledgeable inspiration for getting out there and getting dirty.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Amusing… [with] a colloquial, curious tone reminiscent of the work of Mary Roach…The bright prose and clever insight make this a pleasure to dig into.” —Publishers Weekly

“Brimming with hilarious gardening anecdotes, To Boldly Grow… is an inspirational account of the author’s improbable transformation from a city-dweller leading a life of the mind into an avid country gardener… Serving as a detailed six-part guide for readers who are considering food-gathering pursuits of their own and are curious about what it entails, Haspel’s debut features all of the brilliant wit and lively storytelling that have made her a popular food and science writer…In this entertaining and practical guide to homegrown food, a journalist discovers the joys of gardening, keeping chickens and ice fishing after moving to Cape Cod from Manhattan.” —ShelfAwareness

“What do you get when one of the smartest journalists on food and nutrition decamps her New York City apartment for a plot of sand in Cape Cod? This fabulous, instructive and hilarious tale of the ‘first-hand food’ that she learned to plant, hook, raise, and kill. This book should be read by everyone who has worked to defeat a processed-food habit by cooking from scratch and now dreams of taking the next step: scratching up dinner from the land and sea.”—Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat and Hooked

“In To Boldly Grow, Tamar Haspel gives us a warm, thoughtful, and thoroughly entertaining account of how she and her husband committed to eating and, therefore, growing, gathering, and, yes, hunting “first-hand” food every day. This is a love story with an inspiring message: if she can raise her own food and have so much fun doing it, you can too.” —Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics and Let’s Ask Marion

“Knowledgeable, humble, and hilarious, Tamar Haspel is the perfect guide for people like me, who want meaningful ‘first-hand’ food without having to spend thousands of dollars or hours acquiring it. It’s no exaggeration to say that To Boldy Grow will make you a more creative cook, a more efficient gardener, and, best of all, a wiser human being.” —Alan Levinovitz, author of Natural: The Seductive Myth of Nature’s Goodness

“I see the world differently after reading To Boldly Grow. This book opened my eyes to the miraculous edible abundance all around me. Follow Tamar Haspel’s accessible, unfussy, hilarious advice to get outside and learn about first-hand food by growing and harvesting it for yourself. Getting your hands dirty to contribute to dinner will expand your sense of discovery and wonder, and deepen your ties to your neighbors and the place you call home.” —Kimberly Nicholas, PhD, author of Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World

“At last, a book for all of us crappy gardeners! Haspel delivers an informative, hilarious exploration of what it really takes to grow—or find—your own food. If you’ve ever felt the urge to plant tomatoes in your backyard or collect eggs from your very own chickens, let Haspel be your guide.” —Elizabeth Willard Thames, author of Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living

“To Boldly Grow
is a delightful adventure in finding food and personal growth. Read it, be inspired, and maybe learn a thing or two.” —Stephan Guyenet, author of The Hungry Brain

“To Boldly Grow is the perfect book at the perfect time: a vivid, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable tale of one couple’s journey from urban to rural living that culminates with them achieving Macgyver-esque skills for living and eating off the land. But the real win on these pages is Tamar Haspel’s rare gift for telling their story with a rolicking, laugh-out-loud style that reminds readers of this basic life truth: humor matters. Whether you aspire to living off the land yourself or are more of an armchair adventurer, To Boldly Grow will leave you feeling informed, well fed and incredibly satisfied.” —Tracey Ryder, co-founder of Edible Communities

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