Whether we are buying, cooking, serving, or storing food, every day we can reduce energy consumption and promote sustainable, environmentally sound agriculture and fisheries. This one-stop guide to eco-friendly cooking helps everyone get started. Author Jackie Newgent clarifies what goes into a green kitchen--from choosing local, seasonal, organic, and sustainable products to eating less meat. Of course, to be part of a sustainable lifestyle, the food must taste good. To help make green cuisine easy for everyday meals, Newgent provides 200 simple, delicious recipes, organized seasonally--with additional year-round recipes, too. They include:
Spring: Organic Beef Carpaccio with Parmesan and Spicy Fruit Relish
Summer: Corn, Fresh Bean, and Bell Pepper Frittata
Autumn: Thin-and-Crispy Fig Oatmeal Cookies
Winter: Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Clam Chowder
Year-round: Buckwheat Cr'pes with Triple-Cr'me Cheese and Microgreens
Printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper and featuring an eco-friendly shopping guide as well as helpful sidebars on topics such as "Loving Your Leftovers," Big Green Cookbook is a must for everyone who wants to embrace the green lifestyle.