The Algonquin blog this month offers a mouth-watering take on food stories, and a deal on 7 of them for e-readers. Have a look and reflect on how our gatherings over meals and our memories of food influence our sense of ourselves.
Some of us live closer to gathering our food and herbs than others. My friend Bob Beyfuss posted an exhilarating response to the start of ginseng harvest season in upstate New York this month. It shows how for him, experiencing ginseng habitat each fall helps reinforce all the natural history and medicinal knowledge that he’s learned. So taste and how it connects to memory goes past Proust’s bite of the madeline, into the forest or the community garden. However you slice it, enjoy.