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Artichokes and the Good Life

Thais Perkins, who, along with her husband Will, runs Port Hudson Organics, our organic CSA, published that beautiful image on the PHO blog, and commented, “Will handed this to me through the back door and I thought…’this is what our life has given us…it was a startling thought…and a happy little rush.”

I love that. That’s how I feel this time of year, when beautiful, delicious fresh vegetables come through the kitchen door. Morning and evening, I pick figs off the tree just outside the kitchen window, and I feel very blessed indeed. I am a finicky, demanding, mercurial, often impossible person, but man, when it comes to food, it doesn’t take much to make me really happy. In working on the book, my editor had to dial me back on speculating about the metaphysical and sacramental qualities of food. Secretly, though, I really think that way. I am the Robert Farrar Capon of the Bozart. 

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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