About HUMAN + RECIPE
My mind exploded the first time I tasted bread made from freshly milled, local, whole wheat flour. Then there was that time with the Oxheart tomatoes. Oh and let's not forget those meaty striped bass my neighbour kept dropping off that summer.
Like all ingredients, these didn't magically appear in my kitchen. Real flesh and blood people made them available to me : farmers, gardeners, fishermen, grocers, charcutiers, bakers, etc.
HUMAN + RECIPE is a way to shine a light on the food without ignoring the people. Because without them, we'd all just be hungry people with fancy knives.
I'm Pat. My obsession is food. My medium is the written word. I've published my own magazine and podcast. I've hosted a television show in which I dive head first into the farm-to-table movement, questing for self-sufficiency and the good life. I garden, read cookbooks, hang out with my family and travel to find great ingredients all the while meeting awesome people.