C.T. Marshall writes from rural Maryland. Of creative spirit he has spent twenty five years as a professional chef and caterer. His boutique catering company, Local Flavors, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best caterers in the Mid-Atlantic, and Marshall’s creative take on farm fresh, local cuisine has been at the forefront of today’s farm to fork movement up and down the East Coast. An admitted farm boy, born and raised, brings a unique flavor to both his cuisine and his writing, and his regular monthly column entitled Local Flavors in the Zone Magazine highlights this perspective.
Visitors to his farm are as likely to find Marshall working in the fields in battered Carhartts, clad in chef whites in Local Flavor’s test kitchens, decked out in camoflauge fresh from the woods or water, or pecking away at the laptop in shorts and a sweatshirt. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said…“Writers aren’t exactly people… they’re a whole lot of people trying to be one person.”
Genuinely obsessed with the outdoors and a courser way of life, Marshall has lived and worked among the characters in his stories. That lifelong obsession stems in part from a steady diet of Hemingway, Thoreau, L’Amour, Roarke, and Capstick in his youth, with an aftercoating of the Foxfire essays. He still lives on the family farm a log home of his own design and construction with his wife and three children.