Tamar Haspel

Effete urban journalist, gone to hayseed:

Tamar Haspel has been writing about food and health for the best part of two decades. She's done work for Self, Glamour, Relish, Men's Health, Fitness, Prevention, Health, Cooking Light, and other magazines of that ilk, as well as USA Today and the Washington Post. She's written four books, and is working on a fifth.

In 2008, in a lifestyle u-turn, she left Manhattan for the wilds of Cape Cod. In an effort to get as much of their food as possible first-hand, she and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, keep chickens, turkeys, and bees. They have a garden and a greenhouse. They fish, shellfish, and lobster. Tamar has learned to use power tools, drive boats, and shoot guns. She knows, with a reasonable degree of certainty, which wild mushrooms won't kill her. She owns overalls.

In their spare time, she and Kevin tend their oyster farm, Barnstable Oyster.

Tamar writes about first-hand food, ad nauseam, at Starving off the Land.