The Locavore's Kitchen: A Cook's Guide to Seasonal Eating and Preserving (Paperback)Marilou K. Suszko (author)
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Publisher: Ohio University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 16 mm
"Riding the crest of ever-evolving food trends takes some real ingenuity. This carefully configured cookbook manages to chart the course in an unexpectedly old-fashioned way. For those not in the know, locavore is a newly minted word used to loosely describe one who purchases and eats foodstuffs grown, raised and produced exclusively within a 100-mile radius of home. It's a pretty tall order, one within the expertise of food-savvy Suszko. In her hands, it's just a palate-pleasing turnaround from making do with supermarket food from anywhere to preparing, eating and preserving unadulterated local fare, season by season, as our ancestors did."
- Kirkus Reviews
"This delightfully unusual cookbook is tailored especially for food-preparers who want to make delicious meals from their own garden produce and from farmers and market gardeners in their neighborhood. It includes excellent information on not just local fruits and vegetables but grains, animal products of all kinds, mushrooms, and wines. The recipes are imaginative and inspired. For example, for that he-man in your family who thinks he doesn't like asparagus, how about beer-battered asparagus spears? Or when is the last time you enjoyed rustic pear tart in cornmeal pastry? Suszko also includes essential information on preserving local foods for winter."
- Gene Logsdon, author of The Contrary Farmer
"A homey, chatty text seamlessly incorporates more than 200 recipes in this book promoting using the freshest locally available ingredients that are in season and preserving them by freezing and canning for use when they aren't in season.... An even-handed guide to preparing and devouring what's in season."
- Booklist (Oct. 1, 2011)
"I can't think of a better recommendation for a cookbook."
- Cleveland Magazine
"Suszko's words will inspire readers to realize the possibilities not only in their yards and markets, but in their kitchens.... Before you know it, the reader's purchasing habits and kitchen creations will mirror the availability and abundance of the growing season."
- Ohioana Quarterly
"On the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' landmark restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., and epitome of the local foods movement, comes this thoughtfully organized and user-friendly new kitchen resource. I say `resource' because it is much more than a cookbook. Along with many, many approachable recipes, there is a bounty of beautifully presented information."
- Ohio Today
"A delightfully inspiring primer for anyone who may be curious about the local foods movement."
- Ohio Magazine
"With the increasing access to local food, consumers need ideas for selecting, storing and cooking the fare.... To the rescue: Marilou K. Suszko, a cookbook author and cooking instructor considered a guru of eating locally."
- The Columbus Dispatch
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