Friday, May 17

10E2172: Rohan "Whole Larder Love" Anderson | Somerville, June 17

Readers, this is it. This is the big one... I am excited to announce author Rohan Anderson of Whole Larder Love coming to visit Somerville. For those just joining - Rohan tries to grow, hunt, fish and forage in wild and urban surrounds to feed his family. He also documents his adventures  through photography, sharing his recipes, slow food philosophies and views on his hugely popular blog Whole Larder Love. Describing himself not as a chef, but rather a family cook, Anderson is influenced by rustic, peasant-style cooking, with minimal fuss involved. He will be speaking (and some kind of cooking demo - nettle pesto?) on June 17th in nearby Union Square, Somerville. It is framed as a benefit for the Friends of the Somerville Public Library; grab your $15 tickets at

This is sort of two-worlds-collide for me; first as a fan of the guy's cookery (see 10engines), but also as a chance to bring an exciting, educational event to the area under the banner of the Friends of the Library with which I am heavily involved. We were also very lucky to have attracted the support of Barbour (yes the British waxed jacket people) to pay the fixed costs, and they will be on hand with a display of 2013 gear, a clothing wax demo and more for the attendees...

This didn't happen in vacuum - I have been v lucky to organize this with the help of Fringe in Union Square (site of the event). 

As well as admission - check the link for other rewards; e.g. our friend Christine N'East Style Mitchell drew the flysheet for Rohan's first book and is working with Mike Dacey of Repeat Press and are letterpressing an enlarged version - or get a badge - or a copy of the book signed by Ro on the night - or 6 of you take him out for tea and biscuits and swap recipes ($250). Have a look. June 17. See you there.

P.S. If you live in southern VT you can also catch Rohan at Misty Valley Books in Chester,VT on June 15. This is the end of his US tour that stops in San Fran, Portland OR, NYC, San Antonio Texas I believe... and more. Check for more info.