One Massachusetts woman's quest to live — and eat — off the land and write about it

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Tamar Haspel, a James Beard award-winning columnist for the Washington Post, pens the column, "Unearthed," which she says "tackles food from every angle."

Haspel moved to the Cape in 2008 and, with some initial trepidation, set out to eat one thing she grew, foraged or hunted for herself at every meal.

Fourteen years and a whole lot of mushrooms, bad-tasting greens, trucks, guns, ice fishing, chicken pluckers and one fig tree later, she's written a book to teach others how to approach eating off the land. It's titled "To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard."

She joined Radio Boston to talk about her journey and offer useful tips for those who want to try it for themselves.

This segment aired on April 19, 2022.

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