The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution

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This quietly revolutionary guidebook picks up where the bestselling Process Self-Reliance Series' The Urban Homestead left off and brings us into the kitchen, where the daily choices we make involving food have a profound impact both on our lives and the world at large.

Deborah Eden Tull draws upon years of experience as a monk, organic farmer, and chef to introduce simple but life-changing ways for urbanites to adopt a more mindful relationship with food, from shopping, menu ...

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Overview

This quietly revolutionary guidebook picks up where the bestselling Process Self-Reliance Series' The Urban Homestead left off and brings us into the kitchen, where the daily choices we make involving food have a profound impact both on our lives and the world at large.

Deborah Eden Tull draws upon years of experience as a monk, organic farmer, and chef to introduce simple but life-changing ways for urbanites to adopt a more mindful relationship with food, from shopping, menu planning, cooking, growing, and storing food, maintaining the kitchen, and eating out, to community food sharing and tips for parents.

Beautifully illustrated, practical, and fun, this book is filled with anecdotes and step-by-step instructions to inspire neophytes and experienced homesteaders alike.

The Natural Kitchen's introspective and educational journey will inspire action and change forever the way readers relate to food, the environment, and their daily lives.

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Editorial Reviews

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"We are what we eat. And if what we eat is genetically modified, industrially grown and processed toxic junk, we are turning our bodies into a junkyard and a graveyard. The Natural Kitchen shows how you can bring back reverence for food, for your body and for the earth. And like the examples cited, you too can join this amazing revolution in the making—one kitchen at a time, one meal at a time."
—Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya
Author, Monocultures of the Mind, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, and Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

"Deborah Eden Tull's book will change your life and how you relate to food and to the planet on a daily basis. It is a guide to help people make the shift from "consumers" to 'earth stewards,' and teaches an approach to food and cooking that is about celebrating nature, mindfulness, community,pleasure, and long-term sustainability, rather than convenience and short-sightedness."
—Helena Norber-Hodge, Founder, International Society for Ecology and Culture
Author, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh

"Deborah Eden Tull teaches an awareness of the big picture of our relationship with food, and offers a powerful, inspiring manifesto for how to apply this greater awareness to our daily lifestyle, starting with the meals we eat. Through her grounded and compassionate approach to sustainability and inspiring stories from sustainable communities, she guides us in embodying the change, rather than just thinking about it. This comprehensive book offers many realistic and practical options for radically reducing consumption and waste in the kitchen while increasing awareness of the impact of our decisions on our world. This should be in every household library."
—Penny Livingston-Stark, Co-director, Regenerative Design Institute

"The Natural Kitchen is a wonderful introduction to applying sustainability to your life through the food you eat. The thoughtful, step-by-step process will make you see–and taste–food in a whole new way."
—Debra Lynn-Dadd, Author, Home Safe Home

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934170120
  • Publisher: Process
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Process Self-reliance Series
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Deborah Eden Tull is a sustainability coach and meditation teacher who emphasizes the interconnection between personal and planetary well-being. She has 18 years of experience in the field of sustainability and sustainable agriculture, including seven years training as a Zen monk. She is certified in Permaculture Design, Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening, and Compost Education.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: How Greening Your Kitchen Can Change Your Life: From Consumer to Earth Steward 7

Chapter 1 The Principles of Sustainability and the Food You Eat 19

Chapter 2 Radical Recycling and Zero Waste: Transforming Trash Into a Path of Gems 29

Chapter 3 Food Waste and Composting: There is No Such Thing as "Away" 39

Chapter 4 Where Your Food Comes From: The Real Deal 53

Chapter 5 Five Guidelines for Shoppers: The Monks and the Bananas 73

Chapter 6 Green Menu Planning: Notes From the Zen Kitchen 91

Chapter 7 Setting Up a Natural Kitchen: Tips from A Hippie Grandmother 121

Chapter 8 Cooking to Conserve Energy 145

Chapter 9 Going Beyond Plastics: Eco-Friendly Containers for Food Storage and Cooking 159

Chapter 10 How to Grow Food in Your Own Backyard 167

Chapter 11 Eating on the Go, Packing a Lunch and Dining Out 187

Chapter 12 Sustainable Food for Children: The Natural Magic of Food 199

Chapter 13 Mindful Eating: Cultivating Sensitivity to Our Bodies, Our Selves, Our Planet 217

Chapter 14 Community Food Sharing: The Kitchen That Gives Back 233

Chapter 15 Cultivating Sustainability From the Inside Out 243

Chapter 16 A Workbook to Support Your Success 253

Glossary 259

Resource List 265

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    AMAZING ADVICE AND INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS!

    Such a great book!! Picked it up on a whim one day and it's been so useful. Really great tips for meal planning, living responsibly, and living well. I definitely recommend this book for anyone looking to live a more conscious and healthy lifestyle.

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