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The Resource Killing it : an education, Camas Davis

Killing it : an education, Camas Davis

Label
Killing it : an education
Title
Killing it
Title remainder
an education
Statement of responsibility
Camas Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine editor, she had left New York City to pursue a simpler life in her home state of Oregon, with the man she wanted to marry, and taken an appealing job at a Portland magazine. But neither job nor man delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Camas was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the decade she had spent as a lifestyle journalist, advising other people how to live their best lives, she had little idea how best to live her own life. She did know one thing: She no longer wanted to write about the genuine article, she wanted to be it. So when a friend told her about Kate Hill, an American woman living in Gascony, France who ran a cooking school and took in strays in exchange for painting fences and making beds, it sounded like just what she needed. She discovered a forgotten credit card that had just enough credit on it to buy a plane ticket and took it as kismet. Upon her arrival, Kate introduced her to the Chapolard brothers, a family of Gascon pig farmers and butchers, who were willing to take Camas under their wing, inviting her to work alongside them in their slaughterhouse and cutting room. In the process, the Chapolards inducted her into their way of life, which prizes pleasure, compassion, community, and authenticity above all else, forcing Camas to question everything she'd believed about life, death, and dinner. So begins Camas Davis's funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey from knowing magazine editor to humble butcher. It's a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France where deep artisanal craft and whole-animal gastronomy thrive despite the rise of mass-scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where Camas attempts--sometimes successfully. sometimes not--to translate much of this old-world craft and way of life into a new world setting. Along the way, Camas learns what it really means to pursue the real thing and dedicate your life to it
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Camas
Dewey number
664/.9029
Index
no index present
LC call number
TS1959.5.D38
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Camas
  • Butchers (Persons)
  • Food writers
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
Label
Killing it : an education, Camas Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky292696526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781101980071
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018006205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 07/18
Label
Killing it : an education, Camas Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky292696526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781101980071
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018006205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 07/18

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