"What do I have to eat?"
Long before supermarkets taught us what we should buy to eat, we simply looked around and ate what looked good. A Curious Harvest marks a return to this kind of thinking. Focusing on ingredients, from the common to the curious, rather than finished dishes Maximus Thaler of The Gleaner's Kitchen offers a choose-your-own primer for preparing tasty, nutritious meals without dogma or shopping lists. Inside each ingredient is beautifully and reverently illustrated by Dayna Safferstein. On each page is information about storing and preparing, when to roast and when to juice, and what goes well with what. What you won't find are complicated recipes requiring expensive trips to the supermarket. The result is nothing short of radical.
Dayna Safferstein lives in Brooklyn, New York, for the moment. She graduated in 2013 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University, where she specialized in illustration and screenprinting. Her favorite things to draw are vegetables, car fresheners, and yetis. She has a voracious appetite. Visit her online at daynasafferstein.com.
Maximus Thaler graduated from Tufts University in 2013, where he studied alchemy, biology, art, physics, and philosophy, with a minor in communal living and Dumpster diving. His cooking style and food ethics are influenced by the Bread and Puppet Theatre and also a general appreciation for what grows in the dirt. More information on Dumpstering can be found at thegleanerskitchen.org.