Author Talk and Book Signing with David & Jon Moscow

april, 2023

02apr2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedAuthor Talk and Book Signing with David & Jon MoscowThe Hickory Stick Bookshop2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Event Details

Authors David Moscow and Jon Moscow will be in conversation about their new book “From Scratch: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet” on Sunday, April 2nd from 2.00 – 3.30pm. This event will take place at The Hickory Stick Bookshop. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.

Have you ever been curious about the journey that your food took before making it to your table? What about how your experience might change given the economic and environmental crises that food producers and their communities currently face?

In “From Scratch: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet”, creator and star of the series “From Scratch” David Moscow (actor of Big and Newsies fame) and his father Jon Moscow take us on an exploration of our planet’s complex and interconnected food supply, showing us where our food comes from and why it matters.

Over the last four years, David has traversed the globe embarking on a culinary journey to learn more about the places where our food comes from and the communities who produce it. From thrilling tales of almost drowning while spearfishing in the Sea of Sardinia to once-in-a-lifetime moments like cheesemaking with a shepherd in a cave in the mountains of Barbàza, the book is chock-full of delectable characters, settings, and dishes.

Among the experts who David interviewed are countless fisherfolk, farmers, scientists, community activists, historians, and hunters from all over the world. He visited a wide array of countries to learn more about where our food comes from including Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Croatia, Malta, Peru, Costa Rica, Italy, Finland, and Iceland. He also sheds light on domestic and local food production issues by venturing into New York, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington.

David’s mission is to help people reconnect with food and the people who make it while encouraging us to rethink our relationship with our planet. Some of the questions he encourages us to ask and helps answer include:

• How can we apply sustainable food production practices while still honoring the culture of the communities that produce it?
• What role does the food industry play in our current economic, environmental and climate crises?
• What can we do to alleviate some of the pressure that food production puts on our planet?
• What are some of the effects of being so far removed from the sources of the food we’re consuming?
• How can we save ourselves and the many species that we are endangering?
• What are some of the limitations of fast food culture?
• Why is the full food cycle necessary to our wellbeing?

Some of the colorful experiences that David can recount in an interview include:
• Milking a water buffalo to make mozzarella for pizza in Italy
• Making patis in the Philippines
• Making beer in Malta
• Making sea salt in Iceland

“From Scratch” offers a powerful call to action urging us to marvel in the world around us while simultaneously examining the environmental issues, cultural concerns, and overlooked histories intertwined with the food we eat to survive and thrive.

“From Scratch: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet”
by David Moscow & Jon Moscow
Permuted Press; October 25, 2022; ISBN: 978-1637584026
Hardcover; 336 pages

This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of From Scratch by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525, or shop our website 24/7 at For further information about this event please visit or email [email protected]


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793