Free spirit Tori Loomis grew up across the river from historical Natchez, Mississippi, where she now lives, plying her trade and paying her dues in the service industry. Formally trained in culinary arts, her lifestyle is an immersive combination of art, food and nature. How did culinary arts school conflict with her upbringings, and what valuable skillsets did she walk away with? What’s her connection to food, what human connections influenced her? How does eating engage all of our senses? How is cooking as artform, and how does hunting inspire her? How are recipes as instinctual as art? Walking Ramsey through her recipes used preparing lunch, Loomis ties it all together perfectly. Great meals pay tribute to hunting and to the game hunted. As hunting season nears, the gatherin’ girl Tori Loomis shares her craft in a way we can all sink our teeth into it. Bon appétit.