Contributor

Tamar Haspel

Effete urban journalist, gone to hayseed: StarvingofftheLand.com

Tamar Haspel has been writing about food and health for the best part of two decades. She's done work for <em>Self, Glamour, Relish, Men's Health, Fitness, Prevention, Health, Cooking Light</em>, and other magazines of that ilk, as well as <em>USA Today</em> and the <em>Washington Post</em>. She's written four books, and is working on a fifth.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> In their spare time, she and Kevin tend their oyster farm, <a href="http://www.barnstableoyster.com/" target="_hplink">Barnstable Oyster</a>. <br /> <br /> Tamar writes about first-hand food, ad nauseam, at <a href="http://www.starvingofftheland.com/" target="_hplink">Starving off the Land</a>.