By Gordon Edgar
Publish yr note: First released April 1st 2009 by way of MacAdam/Cage
Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A existence at the Wedge is the hugely readable tale of Gordon Edgar's not likely occupation as a cheesemonger at San Francisco's worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. A former punk-rock political activist, Edgar bluffed his means into his cheese task understanding virtually not anything, yet fast found a complete international of fantastic artisan cheeses. There he constructed a deep realizing and appreciate for the types, manufacturers, animals, and strategies that cross into making nice cheese.
With a refreshingly unpretentious sensibility, Edgar intertwines his personal lifestyles tale together with his ongoing love affair with cheese, and provides readers an unflinching, hugely exciting on-the-ground examine America's starting to be cheese stream. From challenge clients to animal rights, enterprise ethics to flavor epiphanies, this booklet bargains anything for everybody, together with cheese profiles and proposals for choosing the very best-not simply the main expensive-cheeses from the U.S. and world wide and a glance on the struggles dairy farmers face of their makes an attempt to stick on and make their dwelling from the land.
Edgar-a clever, revolutionary cheese guy with an activist's edge-enlightens and delights along with his view of the area from in the back of the cheese counter and his appreciation for the ability and culture that pass right into a solid wedge of Morbier.
Cheesemonger is the 1st publication of its kind-a cheese memoir with perspective and data that would entice every person from severe foodies to city nutrition activists.
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