A restaurateur details the hard work involved with starting a dairy farm and describes a feast that was two years in the making, using only vegetables he harvested and animals he raised to supply the meal.
Introduction: The feast is established -- Two years before the meal : the birth of a calf -- Eighteen months before : the hard cheese is made -- The cheese cave and the aging of the cheese -- Early planting in the garden -- Nine months before : Alice is bred -- Springtime on the farm -- Summer arrives -- Preparation for dinner begins -- Two weeks before : Alice calves -- Four days before : foraging and harvesting -- Milk, cream and butter -- Saturday morning : Tyler arrives -- Saturday afternoon : dinner preparation is finished -- The guests arrive, the feast begins -- The second half of dinner -- Appendix: Recipes
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