Cook, Writer, Barge Captain.
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Age: Mid-Century Era
Homeport: Camont, Gascony, France
Kate Hill writes and cooks on her floating home, the ‘Julia Hoyt’—a hundred-year-old Dutch Barge, in an edible landscape of farms and gardens in southwest France. Kate teaches authentic Gascon cooking at Camont, her canal-side 18th-century farmhouse where hungry students and professionals come to learn the ‘French Kitchen Arts’.
Celebrating the very local, very regional cooking found in the gastronomic nooks and crannies along France’s inland waterways, “The Long Village- a not-so-still life” is Kate Hill’s delicious translation of her cooking and writing life to public television. Co-produced with PBS’s WGBH-Boston, Kate Hill and her food growing neighbors—the ‘people who turn dirt into food’, bring a taste of real food to the TV table.
When not cooking, teaching and keeping up with her tic-tac-toe potager garden, Capt. Kate explores her ‘Long Village’ of canals and rivers on board the Julia Hoyt and documenting what’s cooking in the bistro-galley at French Kitchen Adventures: www.katehill.blogspot.com.