White Oak Summer is a story about self-discovery. To escape from a dead end job and a life without purpose, Kelsie Thompson accepts an internship on an organic farm. In lush western Oregon from country, White Oak Farm owners Dana and Craig become Kelsie’s mentors in life and in love. Dana instructs her on the fine art of beekeeping and the the luscious intricacies of the plan kingdom. Craig has different things to teach Kelsie and not all of them have to do with farming. -back cover of White Oak Summer
“I’ve read many a farm book that has aroused my body into laughter, crying, sighing, sniffing, cooking, digging, itching, staring, singing and finger tapping. Finally a farm book who’s words are so daring that my body got to experience several new written induced sensations. I call these physical reactions to Ms. Rae’s words the “Goat Squirt Tickle.” and the “Kale Me Green Tingle.” The book, White Oak Summer, will take your imagination to a mental garden so fertile that you won’t put it down till all the veggies have been harvested and there’s no milk left in the goat.” -Brandon Follett creator of the Mental Foreplay Experience
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Tagged artemisia rae, beekeeping, book, farming, goats, internship, love, organic farm, plants, romance, vegetables, White Oak Summer
In 2010, Bangkok Books began distributing You Can’t Hide an Elephant in an Omelet as an e-book. Tara Blackmore from Broken Pencil has this to say about the book: “What a neat concept this book offers: essays and stories about omelettes and cuisine from around the world. This particular issue offers experiences from Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
Part restaurant review, part tour guide, this book offers pure entertainment in eloquent language that can be enjoyed by just about everyone.
Written like a memoir (the good kind), the book offers a glimpse into foreign food production, consumption and a healthy dose of social interaction and culture shock as well. It’s an objective look at travel and all it entails, offering tips and advice on how to get by. It also gives descriptions of local cuisine that can either repulse you or attract you, so reading it while hungry is a bad idea.
This book is well worth the money. Rich with well-worded descriptions and beautiful photos, this zine will satisfy the reader who has either travel-curiosity or no idea what to make for dinner (which, of course, would be omelettes).”
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WANTING TO READ A CLEVERLY WRITTEN BOOK ABOUT EATING OMELETS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
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Posted in asia, food, Laos, omelet, Thailand, travel, zine
Tagged Amy Johnson, asia, book, Brandon Follett, Cambodia, Earthworm Envy, food, independent publishing, Laos, omelet, South East Asia, Thailand, travel, zine