Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got (Revised and Updated Edition).

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

Tod’s spirit of intentionality is inspiring. That’s the key to keeping calm in difficult times, I think, being intentional, living deliberately, sharing love. I wish I lived closer because I’d invite her over for a meal — and you’ll want to do that too, when you’re done reading this delightful book.“—Deb Baker, BookConscious

Warm, conversational, and exquisitely practical, Tod Davies returns to the Jam Today series in an update of her original cult classic cookbook memoir. Featuring all new techniques and recipes—from how to brine just about everything to weird stuff, including Chinese Takeout Rice Pudding and Millennial Bowl cuisine—Jam Today continues to provide all the ingredients for daily feeding of mind, body, and soul.


About the Author 

TOD DAVIES lives with her husband, Alex Cox, and their two dogs, in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon. She is the author of the Jam Today cooking memoir series— Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got and Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered, as well as The History of Arcadia fairy tale series—Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, The Lizard Princess, and the upcoming Report to Megalopolis (August 2018). 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.

Watch Tod investigate the refrigerators of the hosts of KGW’s Portland Today morning show. As she says, there was so much food there it could have been a miniseries!

And then there was KATU Portland Afternoon Live, when the producer forgot to mention that Tod would be expected to cook something from mystery ingredients in eight minutes or less. See what happened next.

$15.95 / 260 pages

Trade Paperback Original ISBN: 978-1-935259-36-7 / eBook ISBN: 978-1-935259-37-4

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