Root Cause

Root Cause

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When Bruce Dinkle becomes obsessed with eating only local food, his zeal badly exceeds his judgment. After alienating his family by enforcing a strict locavore and urban agriculturist lifestyle, he abandons them by bicycle on a quixotic quest to learn where food comes from. He quickly becomes enmeshed in a small Michigan farming community where he goes to work for a large crop farmer, meets a sagacious veterinarian, and falls for a randy goat ladya€”all part of a sprawling cast of characters who enliven this often hilarious, mix of food, family, sex, and a little violence down on the farm. Think Michael Pollan meets James Herriot and Carl Hiaasen. For more on Root Cause and its author, please visit www.jameswcrissman.comEither his hay was going to get rained on or his libido woulda€”probably both. Despite the shortened spit time, there was not much risk associated with the bloody rare beef. ... He forked the first roast onto a big oak cutting board and flashed his long carving knife over the steel a dozen times in a few seconds. ... the a€œHungry Women Bluesa€ from Sapphire and the Uppity Blues Women, a€œRed Beansa€ from Professor Longhair, Barbecue Bob singing a€œBarbecue Bluesa€, a€œ Gimme a Pigs Foot andanbsp;...

Title:Root Cause
Author:James W. Crissman
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2010-11-19


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