Thursday, February 26, 2009

You Are What You Eat

Yesterday, the charming Bradford posted a video of self-titled "craftsperson" June Taylor sharing old-world techniques used in making her organic jams, marmalades and preserves. June seeks out heirloom and forgotten fruits from small family farms and focuses on exotic, yet natural flavor combinations like White Peach and Rose Geranium or Blood Orange and Provençal Lavender. As my mouth waters, I keep watching this incredibly inspiring clip again and again—oh, to enroll in one of June's hands-on classes!

9 comments:

Uncle Beefy said...

Thanks for sharin' the love, Miss Courtney! :) (blush)

But oh yeah...I could listen to her talk about preserve making all day! I love how intelligently appreciative she is of the art and yet so humble about her work. SO inspiring! Glad you liked it too!

:)

Joslyn said...

i got some of her blood orange jam at heath in sausalito and it was seriously the best jam i've ever eaten.

ever.

manuel said...

Hello!

You are on apartment therapy today!
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/inspiration/a-collectors-home-from-inside-the-loop-077176

jae said...

Hi Courtney,
I saw this post, too and I completely agree with how inspiring this video is. You really appreciate how passionate she is about her craft when watching her. Definitely worth a second...and third watching.

Meg said...

I’m salivating just thinking about her apricot and almond fruit butter and all the beautiful items in her shop! Thanks for sharing this video, June has reminded me to be thoughtful about the process of cooking and appreciative of wonderful food!

Karen said...

One word: YUM!

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, this is making me drool just listening to her! I want some. And how inspiring to hear her thoughts and passion too!

Two Tall Girls said...

Oh, I love how there's so much information and encouragement lately about returning to this kind of approach to food. Thanks for sharing.

The Lil Bee said...

I love that Beefy so much. He always finds the sweetest, most down-home trinkets to share. My cousin's grandma has been jarring her own jellies, pickles, and apricots for about 60 years now and they are my favorite part about visiting my cousin in Colorado... unbelievably delicious!