The Locavore’s Kitchen: A Cook’s Guide to Seasonal Eating and Preserving

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Ohio University Press, Aug 25, 2014 - Social Science - 272 pages
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More and more Americans are becoming dedicated locavores, people who prefer to eat locally grown or produced foods and who enjoy the distinctive flavors only a local harvest can deliver. The Locavore’s Kitchen invites readers to savor homegrown foods that come from the garden, the farm stand down the road, or local farmers’ markets through cooking and preserving the freshest ingredients.

In more than 150 recipes that highlight seasonal flavors, Marilou K. Suszko inspires cooks to keep local flavors in the kitchen year round. From asparagus in the spring to pumpkins in the fall, Suszko helps readers learn what to look for when buying seasonal homegrown or locally grown foods as well as how to store fresh foods, and which cooking methods bring out fresh flavors and colors. Suszko shares tips and techniques for extending seasonal flavors with detailed instructions on canning, freezing, and dehydrating and which methods work best for preserving texture and flavor.

The Locavore’s Kitchen is an invaluable reference for discovering the delicious world of fresh, local, and seasonal foods.

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Review: The Locavore's Kitchen: A Cook's Guide to Seasonal Eating and Preserving

User Review  - Marisa - Goodreads

I saw this book all over the place when I was in Athens, not realizing that it has been published there. It's fitting that this little gem was produced in a small town with a very active local foods ... Read full review

Review: The Locavore's Kitchen: A Cook's Guide to Seasonal Eating and Preserving

User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

Delicious blueberry pie!! Also some other fantastic sounding recipes!! Read full review

About the author (2014)

Marilou K. Suszko is the author of Farms & Foods of Ohio: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate. She is a food writer and local foods advocate whose work appears in numerous newspapers and magazines. She hosts From My Ohio Kitchen to Yours, which airs on all Ohio PBS stations.

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