Seasoning: A Poet's Year : with Seasonal Recipes
David Young combines autobiography, poetry, nature writing, and food writing in a book that celebrates life without denying its losses and mysteries. Organized by the months of the year, Seasoning traces the passing of time and the cycles of loss and renewal, meditating on the human place in the natural world. Set in northeastern Ohio, where the author has lived and worked for close to forty years, Seasoning demonstrates that an "unremarkable" place - no grand scenery, no special claims to beauty - can be the perfect setting in which to learn about animals, plants, food, geology, history, weather, and time. Coming to terms with place and time, and connecting them, the author suggests, may be our true task in life. Among the many distinctive Features of this book are the recipes, arranged seasonally and revealing Young's preference for natural foods prepared with care.
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Mix it with cold cooked noodles and top it with any combination of the following:
chopped scallions, crushed roasted peanuts, chopped chives, fried shallots,
coriander, cucumber strips, bean sprouts, or toasted sesame seeds. If you want
A Poet's Year : with Seasonal Recipes David Young. with peanuts and coriander.
At the table diners spice up their individual bowls of noodle "salad" with sugar,
chili powder, fresh chilies in vinegar, and fresh chilies in fish sauce, the traditional
1 cup mixed chopped parsley, mint, and coriander 2 garlic cloves, crushed A cup
olive oil salt and pepper Peel, dice, salt, and drain the cucumber for 'A hour or so.
Put the toasted bread chunks in a salad bowl and sprinkle them with the lemon ...
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A soulful and sage calendar of monthly associations—"things of place seen in time"—from poet Young. Northern Ohio is Young's patch, and he has assumed the poet's ancient obligation to mediate ... Read full review