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Robin Garr
Works at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Louisville
Attended Louisville Theological Seminary
Lives in Louisville, KY
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Writer, editor, seminarian
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Writer, editor, playwright, author; speaker, preacher, radio voice; foodie and wine geek and short-order plant-based cook
Employment
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Louisville
    Seminarian, 2012 - present
    Seminarian, general gopher and helper, part-time preacher and teacher.
  • Cliffwood Organic
    Writer, editor, food-and-wine guy, 1995 - present
    Creative ventures including LouisvilleHotBytes.com, WineLoversPage.com, writing about food and wine and progressive theology and politics and more.
  • World Hunger Year (WHY)
    Reinvesting in America, 1990 - 1995
    Helped create and operated Reinvesting in America, an effort to discover, interview, catalog and promote the replication of the nation's most innovative grassroots programs seeking to reduce hunger and poverty through building community and individual self-reliance. Concluded with publication of my book, "Reinvesting in America," Addison-Wesley, 1995.
  • Courier-Journal and Louisville Times
    Reporter, columnist, 1977 - 1990
    Reporter for The Louisville Times, and after its closure, The Courier-Journal. Covered general news and most local news beats; also wrote the newspapers' restaurant and wine columns.
  • Voice Newspapers
    Reporter, editor, 1972 - 1977
    Local reporter, later managing editor of what was then The Voice-Jeffersonian.
  • Baptist Health Services Louisville
    Chaplain (CPE), 2013 - 2013
    Seminary intern, chaplain, an amazing, life-changing summer assignment.
  • WJFF-FM
    Classical DJ, 1990 - 1994
    Classical DJ, control-board operator, PR helper and general gopher on an all-volunteer team at the nation's smallest (and only hydro-powered) public-radio station in Jeffersonville, N.Y.
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Currently
Louisville, KY
Previously
Louisville, KY - New York City - Los Angeles - Bay Area - Idaho
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Storyteller and seeker. Feeding the world and feeding the hungry.
Introduction
Storyteller and seeker. Writer, editor, photographer, cook: creative ventures in general; seminarian; lay preacher and teacher.
Education
  • Louisville Theological Seminary
    M. Div, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Louisville
    MS (Public Affairs), 1976 - 1978
  • University of Louisville
    BA (English), 1968
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A classic Genovese dish: Fettuccine, green beans, potatoes and pesto ... in this case, kale pesto.
The rest of the kale pesto in a garden spin on a classic Genovese dish: Fettuccine with thin-sliced new potatoes, green beans and pesto.  It's green, and it's good.
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Another take on okra gumbo, a regular part of our summer garden rotation. 
Another take on okra gumbo, a regular part of our summer garden rotation. This time with sliced okra, browned aromatics, Cajun spice and fresh tomato concassé.
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This is how an Italian might make country-style long-simmered green beans ...
This is how an Italian might make country-style long-simmered green beans: Simmer them for an hour in a blended mix of sauteed onions, garlic and carrots with fresh-tomato sauce. Serve over cavatappi.
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Here's a re-visit on a dish I published last fall, when we were still pulling eggplant out of the garden:  Imam Bayildi pilaf.
I suspended publication of this blog for several months because I simply didn't have time to work out and write down detailed recipes for the (usually) plant-based dishes that I make at home.  Often the recipe production phas...
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When Eggs Over Frankfort opened its doors June 16, they found a reported 150 hungry supplicants lined up outside.
Frankfort Avenue – or just plain “The Avenue,” as its neighborhood business association likes to call it – has come a mighty long way in the generation since the late, lamented Deitrich's started serving creative cuisine in an upscale environment in the old Crescent Theater, a place that at the ...
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Has Louisville reached the saturation point for pizza? Some of my foodie friends are aghast at the seemingly endless march of pizzerias that keep arriving in town. Yet the pizza keeps on coming, and consumers, it seems, keep on eating. I think I can explain this ...
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Just like pesto, but substitute fresh kale from the garden.
Fooling around with kale pesto again. Kale from the garden instead of basil; pecans in place of pine nuts; plenty of garlic, lots of olive oil and Grana Padano cheese. Tastes great! #HideTheKale
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Yum!  Will try later when not overgrown w/ basil.
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Now, this is a beefsteak tomato.
This is a beefsteak tomato. Heirloom "steakhouse" variety, one beefy slice weighs about a half-pound. With benedictine on rye toast.
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Garden beefsteak tomatoes and basil with good local mozzarella and Italian olive oil.
I try not to duplicate food photos too much, but after celebrating summer's first tomatoes with a caprese last month, I had to do it again now that midsummer beefsteaks are full on. Thick beefsteak slices from the garden, fre...
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Episcopalians don’t go in much for hellfire and brimstone and eternal damnation.  This is a good thing.
Sermon by Robin Garr St. Thomas Episcopal Church Louisville, Kentucky  Sunday, July 20, 2014 The Son of Man will send his angels,  and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,  and the...
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Flannery hit the nail on the head, and she did it early.
In a letter dated May 31, 1960, Flannery O'Connor, the author best known for her classic story, 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' (listen to her read the story here) penned a letter to her friend, the playwright Maryat Lee.
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With grateful thanks to Louisville’s most intolerant allergist-immunologist, here’s what Dr Frank Simon Says about the 2014 Louisville primary election. You know what to do!
https://www.facebook.com/notes/robin-garr/simon-says-/10152375772015340
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
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A great church community, not too large, not too small, where everyone is welcome and people care for each other. Did I mention that everyone is welcome? No exceptions!
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