The Harvest Eating Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes for Cooking with Seasonal Local Ingredients
“Harvest Eating” is a lifestyle of cooking and eating using methods that have been practiced for centuries all over the globe. Chef Keith Snow has introduced thousands to the idea of getting back to the source by eating locally grown and raised foods with his wildly popular HarvestEating.com website and PBS show Harvest Eating with Chef Snow. The website is a social community based on sustainable—local, seasonal, and organic—foods and includes videos of Chef Snow preparing recipes that utilize these fresh ingredients. The PBS cooking show highlights the lifestyle by visiting nearby farms and encouraging shopping locally.
The Harvest Eating Cookbook is the manual for “Harvest Eating,” and encourages the reader to use foods that are fresh and in-season, and to prepare them using whole, natural ingredients. The more than 200 easy, delicious recipes are identified by season to emphasize the importance of buying fresh ingredients. It includes a do-it-yourself chapter, called “Cookenomics,” that provides the reader with easy-to-follow instructions for making some staples at home (such as sausage, ground beef, mayonnaise, pickles, yogurt, ice cream, and canned vegetables) in order to avoid the processed foods that fill our supermarkets today. Includes a climactic zone chart that tells when certain foods are available in each region.