Anna Cassell

Part-time film documentary filmmaker and full-time food lover, North Carolina native Anna Cassell has worked at organic farms around the world, from a garlic farm in upstate New York to a fruit orchard and cafe outside Stockholm. She has slept in barns, buses and on straw, harvested wild cherries, scrubbed the dirt off many carrots, and drunk milk straight from a goat’s teat. She’s always searching for new variations of hummus to make, and will eat an entire bushel of blueberries if left to her own devices.

Remembrance of Chestnuts Past

On this continent, the bountiful American chestnut (Castanea dentate) once provided food and shade for man, bird and beast—from the Atlantic to the Mississippi.