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The Organic Food Shopper's Guide: What You Need to Know to Select and Cook the Best Food on the Market
Why Should You Choose Organic Foods? Organic food has never been more popular, and for good reason: it tastes better, it's more nutritious, and it's better for the environment. This handy guide shows you how to select the freshest, tastiest varieties and transform your organic groceries into memorable meals. You'll find guidance on what to look for when shopping, how to handle each food in the kitchen, and why, when foods are organic, they're so darn good for you. Here's everything youneed to enjoy food that you can feel great about eating: * Profiles of more than 100 organic foods * Complete coverage of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, dairy, eggs, meat, and more * At-a-glance advice on peak seasons, nutrition, good varieties, and what to look for * Detailed information on preparation, storage, complementary flavors, and kitchen uses * More than 100 tasty recipes and dozens of cooking tips
Organic food is the best food possible. It’s synonymous with premium quality, delicious flavor, conscientious farming, and optimum health. It’s what we need to feed our kids, it’s what we deserve to feed ourselves. And thanks in part to Myra Goodman, co-owner and cofounder of Earthbound Farm with her husband, Drew, organic food is now available just about anywhere fresh food is sold, becoming more mainstream every day. Not only has Myra been growing organic food for over twenty years, she has been cooking with it, too. In Food to Live By she combines her twin food passions, serving up hundreds of recipes, ideas, shopping and cooking tips, health notes, and more. Illustrating the book are full-color photographs throughout that bring readers right into the breathtaking California sunshine. This is perfect cooking for friends and family, packed with irresistible dishes for weeknight dinners and casual entertaining, festive breakfasts and fall picnics. Recipes are all about the ingredients and their intrinsic qualities, not fancy techniques or time-consuming steps. Marry chicken with three simple accompaniments— rosemary, lemons, and garlic—and it’s transformed. Heighten the flavor of a springtime fava bean and orzo salad with an unexpected fava bean “pesto.” Combine Meyer lemon juice and soy sauce to create a marinade, tenderizer, and sauce that results in a perfect grilled flank steak. Food to Live By also includes a wealth of information about organic farming and how to make the wisest food choices; there are full-color Field Guides—to gourmet greens, apples, heirloom tomatoes, winter squash—and Farm Fresh ingredient guides to sorrel, corn, melons, avocados, organic poultry, asparagus, artichokes, ginger, and more, featuring what to look for plus care and handling. The book is a boon to food lovers.
Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-To-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Must-have information and amazing recipes for cooking with the freshest, tastiest organic produce With hundreds of farmer's markets and an increased interest in organic fruits and vegetables, today's home cooks need an accessible reference for shopping and cooking organic. Melissa's World Variety Produce is the nation's leading distributor of specialty fruits and vegetables and the professional chef's go-to source for new and unusual produce. Their products have been certified organic for over 10 years. In "Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce, "the team from Melissa's compiles vital information on fresh, seasonal organic produce with the best recipes for getting the most out of your organic finds. This inspiring, mouth-watering resource is packed with delicious recipes and gorgeous full-color photos, making it a must-have for anyone who wants to incorporate organic produce into flavorful everyday meals. Inside, you'll find more than 400 recipes, including quick-prep recipes and deliciously easy variations, as well as a special section of meatless options for vegetarians. Covers 56 of the most commonly available fruits and vegetables, arranged alphabetically for quick referenceIncludes overviews of each food, what to look for when shopping, tips on buying and storing produce, produce varieties, serving suggestions, and complete nutritional information in the standard USDA formatOffers "Cook's Notes" and tips, suggested variations, meatless options, and complete nutrition profiles for each recipe For home cooks who want the latest and most comprehensive information on shopping and cooking with the best organic produce, this book is an invaluable guide.
The world is changing, and along with it, so must our eating habits. Author and restaurateur Jesse Ziff Cool has compiled over 30 years of knowledge about organic, local, and sustainable food into one magnificent cookbook, including indispensable elements of her earlier cookbook, Your Organic Kitchen, which is now out of print. With 150 enticing recipes, Simply Organic encourages home cooks to embrace organics as a lifestyle rather than a fad. Cool organizes her chapters seasonally to ensure that the freshest, ripest ingredients enhance the flavors of dishes like Filet Mignon with Smashed Potatoes and Leek Sauce in early spring to Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding in autumn. Inspiring profiles on farmers and producers reveal how these individuals are working to create a sustainable future every day.