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« Thursday December 06, 2012 »
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:30 pm
  Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a poetry writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section & Book Fare Cafe. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and will meet the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm.
Start: 7:00 pm
Uncle Dave's Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known, is a guide to sourcing, storing, and preparing healthy, locally raised meat. Leslie Miller's book shows you how to find and evaluate local farmers, form a buying group, plan out cuts and quantities, store and preserve your purchases, and dish up an entire animal one part at a time. Leslie, a busy mother who hails from a long lineage of Central Washington farmers, shows readers how to go whole hog, or cow, or goat, or lamb, for that matter, as she takes the reader along on her own educational journey, from the moment she locates and buys her first pig, all the way to her last forkful of tender pulled pork. Miller explores local farmers markets and 4H fairs, talks to dedicated farmers and butchers, and explains how even her children connect to the cow in the freezer. By sharing her whole-food experiences, readers also will connect to the source of their food, while her 45 original recipes show them how to cook mouthwatering meals from the abundance of whole animals. Read an article about Leslie's book from The Spokesman-Review. Leslie Miller is the co-author with James Beard-nominated chef Ethan Stowell of Ethan Stowell's New Italian Kitchen, the recipe editor for From Tree to Table (Skipstone, 2011), and the lead author behind the forthcoming In the Kitchen with the Fish Guys, a seafood cookbook. A frequent contributor to NW Palate Magazine, her food reviews, articles, and features have also appeared in Beer West magazine, Time Out New York, and Redbook. She also writes on subjects non-edible in nature, and edits and teaches as well. She is the co-founder of the boutique writing firm Girl Friday Productions headquartered in Seattle. The "Uncle Dave" of her book is a real, live uncle who is a third-generation Central Washington farmer. Miller lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family. This event is co-sponsored by the Community Food Co-op and Sustainable Connections.
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