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The Resource Killing it : an education, Camas Davis

Killing it : an education, Camas Davis

Label
Killing it : an education
Title
Killing it
Title remainder
an education
Statement of responsibility
Camas Davis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine writer and editor in the food world, she'd returned to her home state of Oregon with her boyfriend from New York City to take an appealing job at a Portland lifestyle magazine. But neither job nor boyfriend delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Davis was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the years she'd spent mediating the lives of others for a living, she had no idea what to do next. She did know one thing: She no longer wanted to write about the real thing; she wanted to be the real thing. So when a friend told her about Kate Hill, an American woman living in Gascony, France who ran a cooking school and took in strays in exchange for painting fences and making beds, it sounded like just what she needed. She discovered a forgotten credit card that had just enough credit on it to buy a plane ticket and took it as kismet. Upon her arrival, Kate introduced her to the Chapolard brothers, a family of Gascon pig farmers and butchers, who were willing to take Camas under their wing, inviting her to work alongside them in their slaughterhouse and cutting room. In the process, the Chapolards inducted her into their way of life, which prizes pleasure, compassion, community, and authenticity above all else. So begins Camas Davis's funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey to become a successful and enlightened butcher. It's a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France where deep artisanal craft and whole animal gastronomy thrives despite the rise of mass scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where it suddenly seems possible to translate much of this old-world craft into a new world setting. Camas faces hardships and heartaches along the way, but in the end, Killing It is about what it means to pursue the real thing and to dedicate your life to it
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10684916
Cataloging source
DLC
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Davis, Camas
Dewey number
664/.9029
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Davis, Camas
  • Butchers (Persons)
  • Food writers
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
  • Food writers
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
  • Travel
  • France
  • Oregon
  • United States
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an education
Label
Killing it : an education, Camas Davis
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1960171
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781101980071
Lccn
2018006205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101980071
  • (OCoLC)1008875968
Label
Killing it : an education, Camas Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1960171
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781101980071
Lccn
2018006205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101980071
  • (OCoLC)1008875968

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