Farm Food, with Kurt Timmermeister
We are delighted to welcome back Vashon Island farm-to-table pioneer and chef Kurt Timmermeister and hear about his new project, Farm Food, Volume 1: Fall and Winter. Timmermeister will be at EHBC on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30pm.
Listen to a podcast with Timmermeister on Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.
Farm Food is the beginning of a series, and contains photographs, recipes, and essays on life at Kurtwood Farms, Timmermeister's base of operation on Vashon. The sumptuous pictures and thoughtful musings make a rich treat for readers and fans.
Kurt Timmermeister was born in 1962 in the heart of Seattle, no where near farm country. Anticipating working in foreign service, he graduated from the American College in Paris with a degree in International Affairs. While in Paris he realized his love of food and restaurants far surpassed his affinity for government work and he returned to Seattle to begin a career in food service.
A series of restaurant jobs both in the kitchen and dining room gave him the early hubris to open his own café at the age of twenty-four. For eighteen years he ran a series of ever larger Café Septiemes while at the same time beginning his education in small scale farming. In 1991 he moved to Vashon Island, buying land that was to eventually become Kurtwood Farms.