The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook and an Interview with Co-Author Brent Ridge

By admin | October 11, 2011

Josh and Brent

By: Cyndi Amaya

For Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, their philosophy varies a bit from others'; “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. [For us,] when life gives you goat’s milk, you make soaps and cheese.”  As two city dwellers who bought a vacant farm in upstate New York, this new philosophy came into play quick, shortly after adopting 60 homeless goats from a ‘down-on-his-luck’ farmer. With the task of making their newly-purchased farm sustainable, their lives and writing soon turned to helping others achieve their dreams of living a simpler life. Josh and Brent’s new cookbook The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Recipe Cookbook features exactly those tips and recipes for simpler, comfort food cooking.

I caught up with co-author of the new cookbook, Brent Ridge and asked him a few questions about the book, their story, and Here’s what he shared with us… Read More


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