Cooking with Sunshine: The Complete Guide to Solar Cuisine-With 150 Easy Sun-Cooked Recipes

Cooking with Sunshine: The Complete Guide to Solar Cuisine-With 150 Easy Sun-Cooked Recipes

by Lorraine Anderson
     
 

What could be more entertaining and magical than putting food into a cardboard box outdoors on a sunny day and taking it out fully cooked a few hours later? Solar cooking — a safe, simple cooking method using the sun's rays as the sole heat source — has been known for centuries and can be done at least during the summer in just about any place where

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What could be more entertaining and magical than putting food into a cardboard box outdoors on a sunny day and taking it out fully cooked a few hours later? Solar cooking — a safe, simple cooking method using the sun's rays as the sole heat source — has been known for centuries and can be done at least during the summer in just about any place where there's sun. In Cooking with Sunshine, Lorraine Anderson and Rick Palkovic provide everything you need to know to cook great sun-fueled meals. They describe how to build your own inexpensive solar cooker, explain how solar cooking works and its benefits over traditional methods, offer more than 100 tasty recipes emphasizing healthy ingredients, and suggest a month's worth of menu ideas.

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Library Journal
Anderson and Palkovic have been cooking with solar energy for more than two decades, and they self-published an earlier version of this book in 1994. Solar cooking has been getting attention lately for a variety of reasons (e.g., inexpensive solar cookers can make a huge difference to people in developing nations who are living in poverty), and "more advanced"--and more expensive cookers--have been in the news. But the cardboard cooker the authors put together in the early 1980s still works fine for them. Here they include instructions for building such a cooker, the "ABC's of Solar Cooking," lists of resources, and more, along with recipes for snacks, appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Unfortunately, the recipes are somewhat mundane (and it's rather surprising that many of them use ingredients such as canned cream soups), but the book could stand on the information it provides about solar cooking. Recommended for any collection on outdoor or alternative types of cooking. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569243008
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
702,568
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


Lorraine Anderson is a freelance writer and editor with a special interest in encouraging a reciprocal relationship with nature. Her books include Sisters of the Earth: Women’s Prose and Poetry About Nature, Literature and the Environment: A Reader on Nature and Culture (with Scott Slovic and John P. O’Grady), and At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women’s Nature Writing (with Thomas Edwards). She lives in Corvallis, Oregon. Rick Palkovic is an electrical engineer and technical writer. He lives in Davis, California.

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