I live in Middlebury, Vermont, a recent transplant after living in Minnesota from 1996 to 2012.
I'm a Buffalo, NY native. I grew up in a house where everything was made from scratch. Not fancy, but good.
I've a real love for traditional stews, especially coq au vin and cassoulet.
From raising and butchering the chickens and ducks I use for stews and confit, I love to be involved with all aspects of the food I eat. I grow vegetables in my garden and save seeds, sharing them with other gardeners through Seed Savers Exchange.
My wife and I have three children who eat, cook, garden, bake, and smell wine. They're part of almost everything we do in the kitchen and at the table.