Tag Archives: agricultural journalism

Pied at the church picnic

I went to an annual church picnic in Eldon week ago and tasted something we need to discuss: green tomato pie. It sat on a little round paper plate among slices of peach pie, apple pie, berry cobbler and German … Continue reading

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Pick a Peck

Photo by Nathan Furstenau Ripened on a tree, juice-dripping and magnificent, it’s not too late for Missouri peaches. If you’re up for a country drive, nine-plus peach orchards and markets near Lexington along the Sante Fe Trail (Highway 24) have … Continue reading

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Savoring the books reviews!

Hi friends! I’m so honored by these articles about my just-released book, Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine, in the Southeast Missourian, the Midwest Wine Press, Columbia Daily Tribune and Missouri Life magazine. Midwest Wine Press, article by … Continue reading

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Forage like an expert

Missouri’s undomesticated world is spilling over with bounty. There are wild and tasty foods waiting for harvest, but for those of you who wouldn’t forage in meadows or woods, consider your front lawn. Or, please, consider mine. For more, see … Continue reading

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Wine Country Writing Class on the Road!

Join me this week on my Wine Country Writing class four-day field reporting trip! The class is examining not only wine culture and how to write about it, but also how wine is produced, agricultural issues in the vineyard, and … Continue reading

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Mama Mia!

Italian food has been on my mind a lot because I am lucky enough to be leading a Rotary International Group Study Exchange to Puglia, Italy in May. Our first meeting needed to be focused on team building–what could be … Continue reading

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