Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got.

by Tod Davies

Praise for Tod Davies’ Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got


“Tod Davies takes a physicist’s approach to social change . . . like the minds behind a particle accelerator, her primary goal is to cause collisions.” —Portland Mercury

“Davies’s creative joy in food and the world around her is infectious.” —Bookslut

“Delightful . . . written by a woman who values food, family and friends.” —Shelf Awareness

 “Jam Today, whose title is culled from a line in one of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland books, isn’t so much a cookbook as it is ruminations on food preparation and living right.”—Cascadia Weekly

Jam Today is just my kind of book—one of those rare trackings of the healthy human animal rustling about the kitchen then settling in at the table. In addition to some great meals made to satisfy desires, needs, whims or simply to make use of what’s at hand, Jam Today is a complete pleasure to read.”—Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors and What We Eat When We Eat Alone

“The spirit of M.F.K. Fisher surely hovers over this book, amused and beguiled by a cook whose prose has the same artful composure, and whose cooking possesses a similar innate sense of style. I believe that good cooks are born, not made—but steep your culinary self long enough in the pages of Jam Today and it might just be born again.”
John Thorne, author of Outlaw Cook and Mouth Wide Open

It’s a cookbook, no it’s a memoir, no it’s a treasure chest overflowing with recipes, encouragement, and sheer joy in living. Tod says: “Here are my secrets for cooking without recipes. Know what you want to eat. Keep it simple. Enjoy yourself. Come to think of it, those are my secrets for having a good life, too. Today the kitchen. Tomorrow the world…”

About the Author 

TOD DAVIES lives with her husband, Alex Cox, and their two dogs, in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon, and at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of the cooking memoir Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got, as well as Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent, the first two books in The History of Arcadia series. Unsurprisingly, her attitude toward literature is the same as her attitude toward cooking—it’s all about working with what you have to find new ways of looking and new ways of being.

$15.95 / 224 pages

Trade Paperback Original ISBN: 978-1-935259-04-6 / eBook ISBN: 978-1-935259-01-5

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