Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life

Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life

by Patricia Moore-Pastides
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Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life by Patricia Moore-Pastides

Patricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revival: Cooking for Life, heads to the garden in this new cookbook that makes a do-it-yourself healthful lifestyle possible, offering guidance on how to pursue healthy eating, starting from the ground up. Moore-Pastides, an accomplished cook and public-health professional, presents all new recipes focused on bringing the bounty of the garden to the table in easy and accessible ways. Targeting young adults but valuable for all novices, Greek Revival from the Garden focuses on the time-tested Mediterranean diet—recommended for great taste, good health, and long life—and on learning simple, delicious cooking methods that foster a happy and healthy relationship with good food. The growing section provides all the information necessary for those interested in organic gardening to cultivate an exciting array of fruits and vegetables in containers, raised beds, or yard gardens. Topics include preparing the soil, composting to create organic fertilizer, watering, working with basic tools, and dealing with common pests and problems. Color photographs are provided to inspire new gardeners with more than just tomatoes and cucumbers. Greek Revival from the Garden then invites the reader into the kitchen. This section assumes little prior cooking knowledge or experience and includes kitchen safety, common equipment and cooking methods, and observations from cooking class participants. The highlight of the cooking section are the recipes themselves: a beautifully photographed sampling of fifty mouth-watering dishes prepared with the harvest of homegrown vegetables as the stars, including garden gazpacho, curried butternut squash and apple soup, and nut crusted creamy almond fruit tart. Throughout the book, Moore-Pastides inspires healthy habits by introducing simple ways to grow and prepare nutritious dishes, and promotes a long and fulfilling lifetime relationship with food from garden to table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611171914
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 06/30/2013
Series: Young Palmetto Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Patricia Moore-Pastides is the First Lady of the University of South Carolina and an accomplished cook, writer, and public-health professional. Moore-Pastides teaches Mediterranean cooking classes at Columbia's Cooking!, an interactive community cooking program offered by the university's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. A Connecticut native with a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University, she has served as a director and planner for several healthcare and wellness organizations. She and her husband, President Harris Pastides, make their home in the President's House on the Historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina. They have two adult children.

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