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Stealing Angel and Wild Flavors Fly on Woman-Stirred Radio   Leave a comment

This week on Woman-Stirred Radio, I’m thrilled to welcome author Terry Wolverton and chef Didi Emmons! It’s WGDR’s fall fundraiser this week and Woman-Stirred Radio asks you to  help keep us on the air! Whatever you can give is appreciated… and for any donation over $25 some of the amazing books written by authors I’ve interviewed on the program. Call during the show for a list of titles. 802.454.7762.

At 4:15 Terry Wolverton comes online to talk about her new novel, Stealing Angel (Spinsters Ink, 2011). Layered within the emotional complexities of a broken relationship and the desire to protect a beloved child, Stealing Angel is a story of love and forgiveness that crosses boundaries of gender, race, and spiritual consciousness. Set in the exquisite beauty of Baja, Mexico, amidst a community of enlightenment, Maggie Saver and her daughter Angel find refuge, friendship, and acceptance. It’s a story that appeals to anyone who desires a world wherein love and kindness really do make a difference. Stealing Angel is a gem of GLBTQ fiction, relevent and insightful, another triumph for a writer who believes in the power of faith and transformation.

Terry Wolverton is the author of eight books including novels, poetry, and short fiction. She has taught creative writing for over twenty-five years and in 1997 founded Writers at Work, a creative writing center in Los Angeles. Wolverton is an associate faculty mentor at Antioch University, Los Angeles, and a certified instructor of Kindalini Yoga. Click here for her website.

Then at 5:00 (and this one’s sure to please listeners who practice sustainable agriculture and believe in the principles of 360 and Peak Oil), Merry welcomes Didi Emmons, Boston chef and author of Vegetarian Planet and Entertaining for a Veggie Planet. Her new book, Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative year Cooking from Eva’s Farm, has just been released from Chelsea Green Publishing.

Through her marvelous collaboration and friendship with Massachusettes farmer, Eva Sommaripa, Emmons has compiled a cookbook that celebrates the simplicity of cooking with uncommon herbs, greens, and wild edibles—with her staff, she grows more than 200 of these on her farm on the Massachusettes coast.

This is more than a cookbook, however, Wild Flavors presents plant profiles and stories laced with “practical tips and tools for foraging, growing, and preparing seasonal fare” (GLP). It’s also an encylopedia of foods right at our fingertips—such as allium, lovage, rugosa rose, and cardoon—that might very well change the way you perceive the spaces around your garden and backyard.

So tune-in to Woman-Stirred Radio, Thursday, October 13th, 4 to 6 p.m. (eastern) for some delightful conversations with Terry Wolverton and Didi Emmons—programming that is sure to please. Want to join the conversatio? Call the air studio at 802.454.7762.

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