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Seasoning : a poet's year : with seasonal recipes
Young, David, 1936-
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Columbus : Ohio State University Press, [1999]

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xvii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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PS3575.O78 S43 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Interspersed among the wide assortment of month-by-month recipes (the vodka penne is outstanding), are poems, memories, and thoughts to ponder while waiting for the water to boil. Young, author of eight collections of poetry, focuses much of his attention on lessons learned from his northeastern Ohio surroundings--where he has lived and worked for close to 40 years. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

David Young is a respected writer, commentator, journalist, environmentalist, and historian. Working independently in the field of history and the environment he work explores the nature-culture relationship, including perspectives from indigenous nature and indigenous culture.

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Booklist Review

Skillful and astute, Young is a wordsmith who brings his own particularly satisfying sense of place--call it a "bioregional" awareness of his Ohio surroundings--to this creative melding of culinary segments and lyrical observations on the changing seasons. Presented in a format of musings combining lyrical vignettes, recollected adventures, and a rich peppering of poems (of his own making, as well as the poetry of others), Young's book also unveils a bevy of enticing recipes arranged by month. The reader may be inspired to cook up penne with vodka on a freezing January night, or perhaps you will concoct a cool meal of tasty eggplant caponata in the heat of a summer's afternoon, if either your garden or the corner market yields fresh produce. Delighting in words and in the industry of cooking for enjoyment, Young yields an exceptional harvest for readers. --Alice Joyce