Killing It : A Memoir of Love, Life, Death and Dinner


Author: Davis, Camas Published 09/07/2019 | Paperback / softback
130 x 196 x 23 | 252g

ISBN: 9781509811021 Category:

‘Killing It combines three popular, profound topics: where our food comes from, how to achieve purpose in life and how to find lasting love’ – Sunday TimesAfter a career spent writing about food, Camas Davis came to a realization: she had never forced herself to grapple with how it actually got to her plate. Out of love with her life and with the world she found herself in, she knew she had to make a change.

And so she set off for France. There, in the rolling countryside of Gascony, she would learn the art of butchery, and with it the art of eating and drinking well. Surrounded by farmers, producers, cooks and food-lovers, eating some of the world’s least processed and most lovingly made food, Camas discovered the very authenticity she’d longed for in her old life. She just needed to return to America, and bring what she’d learnt back with her . . .

Killing It is the story of one woman’s quest to understand what it means to be human and what it means to be animal too.

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