The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet

The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet

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by Myra Goodman
     
 

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A cookbook with a conscience, from an author who knows the world of responsible eating as well as anyone. Is cage-free the same as free-range? Is grass-fed worth the price? What’s better: farmed salmon or wild? Organic salad that’s been shipped across the country, or local salad grown with pesticides? To nuke leftovers in the microwave or crank up

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A cookbook with a conscience, from an author who knows the world of responsible eating as well as anyone. Is cage-free the same as free-range? Is grass-fed worth the price? What’s better: farmed salmon or wild? Organic salad that’s been shipped across the country, or local salad grown with pesticides? To nuke leftovers in the microwave or crank up the oven? Myra Goodman—co-owner of Earthbound Farm, the country’s largest producer of organic produce and other products, inspiration behind the Earthbound Farmstand Café, and author of Food to Live By—now brings both sides of the dinner dilemma together by showing us what to shop for, and how to cook it.

The Earthbound Cook turns dilemma into joy—in full-color. It pairs 250 sumptuous recipes with all the information cooks need to make greener, smarter choices. Here is Pork Chile Verde, Beef Tenderloin with Brandy Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Puttanesca—plus how to make the most eco-friendly meat choices and how to decode the labels on poultry and eggs. Vegetarian entrees such as Roasted Cauliflower Tart and Rigatoni with Eggplant and Buffalo Mozzarella for that one day a week we should abstain from meat. Salads (Escarole with Walnuts, Dates, and Bacon, Farro Salad with Edamame and Arugula) and sides (Carrot Risotto) and all the facts about the benefits of eating organically. And fish of course—Coconut-Crusted Salmon, and why to choose wild whenever possible.

No sacrifices here—doing the right thing has never looked, sounded, or tasted better. Or been easier. 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“It’s packed with family-tested recipes, time- and energy-saving tips, written with a “save the planet” message that is more heartfelt than heavy-handed.”
- Kristen Browning-Blas, The Denver Post

“Co-founder of Earthbound Farm, one of the country’s largest organic food suppliers, Goodman knows about cooking with a conscience. Filled with 250 healthy and eco-friendly recipes, this new cookbook also helps solve common problems for the modern cook, like choosing between farmed and wild fish and decoding food labels.”
- Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appétit

The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet is classified as a cookbook, and, indeed, it is. It doesn’t take long to discover, however, that, in addition to recipes for delicious sounding dishes like Butternut, White Bean and Chard Soup or Mussels Provencal, the book is a treasure trove of information about organic farming, environmental concerns, food production, environmentally responsible living and other important topics that affect the Earth and the food we eat. The book is fun to read; offers lots of good tips and advice; and serves as a wake-up call regarding the significance of how our food is produced, processed, packaged and transported.”
- Susan Shelly, The Reading Eagle

“…The Earthbound Cook should be a kitchen staple for anyone passionate about good, fresh food, and who believes that what we choose to eat is a powerful way to take eco-responsibility.”
Lynn Alley, Yoga Journal Blog

“The book’s core is sharing ecological information and encouraging readers to change the world with what they buy and serve on their family table. She kneaded basic cooking info with 250 palate-pleasing recipes that protect the environment.”
- Janice Denham, YourJournal.Com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761159209
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/26/2010
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,243,842
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Myra Goodman’s passion for producing delicious food – on the farm and in the kitchen – is absolutely infectious! The Earthbound Cook will delight your palate and make it easy for you to make environmentally friendly food choices in the kitchen and at the grocery store.”
- Ken Cook, Founder and Executive Director of Environmental Working Group

"Irresistible! This book lures you into the kitchen with each turn of the page. Perfect for any household, it merges mouth-watering meals with healthy, eco-friendly practices."

- Too Hot Tamales authors Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Chef/Owners of Border Grill

Meet the Author

Myra Goodman is the author of Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook and The Earthbound Cook: Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet. She and her husband, Drew, founded Earthbound Farm as a 2½-acre backyard garden in 1984. Today, it is the largest grower of organic produce in North America, with 150 farmers growing organic produce on more than 35,000 acres. Myra and Drew were honored with Global Green USA’s Corporate Environmental Leadership Award in 2003 and, in 2008, they received the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Leadership Award.

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The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Skeetor More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift from my sister. It is probably one of the best gifts she's ever given me. Intermixed with a few environmental blurbs are some really flavorful recipes, some very easy, some a little time consuming - but worth the trouble. In the book are also provided some "how-to's" in the side bars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago