David Cook | Civil Eats


David Cook is the former city columnist with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. A winner of the ASNE Mike Royko Award for Commentary and numerous other national awards, he is the co-founder (along with Sarah Unger) of Food as a Verb, a new media covering local food, farms and restaurants in the Appalachians near Chattanooga, Tennessee. A beginning (and blundering) small farmer and award-winning high school English teacher, Cook's work has appeared in The Sun, Common Good and African-American Policy Forum, among others.

Tennessee Recovers $7.2 Million in Farm and Food Bank Funding After Federal Grant Fumble

Kelsey Keener feeds chickens at Sequatchie Cove Farm. (Photo credit: Sarah Unger)