A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby

byJess ThomsonIllustratorHannah Viano

Hardcover | March 3, 2017

A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby by Jess Thomson
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Armed with ?The Here List? and a Type-A personality, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author Jess Thomson sets out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. Planning to revel in the culinary riches of the region and hoping to break her son, Graham, of his childhood pickiness, the adventures into the great nearby include building a backyard chicken coop, truffle hunting in Oregon, and razor clamming on the Washington coast. Her plans to spend ?a year right here? are complicated by efforts to help Graham overcome some of the mobility limitations of cerebral palsy, and thwarted further by her own limitations that come to the fore when she attempts the ?Gourmet Century,? a hilly one-hundred-kilometer bike ride with gourmet food stops along the way.

With touching, funny, sometimes devastating stories that we all can relate to, Jess pulls the reader in as she abandons ?The Here List? and learns that letting go can be just as important as holding on.

Jess Thomson is a freelance writer and the author of Dishing Up Washington, Pike Place Market Recipes, and Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts; and coauthor of A Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus.
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Title:A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great NearbyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.6 X 5.6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.6 X 5.6 X 1 inPublished:March 3, 2017Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295741546

ISBN - 13:9780295741543

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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