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With a Measure of Grace: The Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant Hardcover – June 30, 2004
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With a Measure of Grace recounts with sensitivity and wit the tale of a women-owned, Buddhist- based restaurant becoming a community anchor in a small Mormon town. Within the book's 176 beautiful, color-photographed pages, former backcountry caterers and professional river chefs Blake Spalding and Jen Castle share their struggles and successes as the coowners of Hell's Backbone Grill. Spalding and Castle began with the goal to meld their ideas of place-based, seasonally appropriate cuisine, right livelihood, environmental ethics and social and community responsibility into a restaurant they would operate with compassion, generosity, loving kindness and grace. They were unaware at the time that given the unusual circumstances of their venture, this plan would be the restaurant's only chance of survival. Located in the heart of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Boulder, Utah, was the last town in the nation to receive year-round mail by automobile. Today it has no stoplight, cell phone service, ATM, grocery store or medical facilities. But it has Zagat-rated Hell's Backbone Grill, which despite all odds, has won the acclaim of national and international media. Sixtyfive favorite recipes accompany charming anecdotes, old-fashioned rural wisdom and introductions to captivating local characters, making With a Measure of Grace a warm and earthy, unforgettable read.
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"With a Measure of Grace" tells how two lovely Buddhist ladies came to own and operate this jewel of a restaurant. The atmosphere is mellow, comfortably rustic, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and happy plants. Nearby is their organic garden (with a Buddha statue and more prayer flags) that supplies the delicious fresh produce in their vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. It tells how they have convinced the local Mormon farmers and ranchers to sustainably raise the chickens, eggs, lamb, bison and beef that they use in their creative dishes.
Mixed in with their story, are some of their recipes but the reader realizes that the peacefulness and serenity of the kitchen and cooks are as important as the other ingredients.
After purchasing two autographed copies of this book at the restaurant, we ordered a couple more (at a fraction of the original cost) through Amazon to give as gifts.