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Tamar Haspel

Food and Science Columnist, The Washington Post

Tamar Haspel writes the James Beard Award-winning Washington Post column Unearthed, which tackles food from every angle: agriculture, nutrition, obesity, the food environment. She’s also written for Discover, Vox, Slate, Fortune, Eater, and Edible Cape Cod.

When she’s tired of the heavy lifting of journalism, she gets dirty. She and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, grow their own tomatoes, catch their own fish, hunt their own venison, and raise their own chickens. If she tells you a wild mushroom is OK to eat, you can believe her.

Her book about gleaning dinner from the world around you is TO BOLDLY GROW: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard.

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