Locavore's Handbook : The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on A Budget
These days, nearly everyone wants to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make it seem like an unattainable goal. The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is here to help, as author Leda Meredith guides readers to incorporate locally grown foods into their own meals with practical, down-to-earth advice.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 188 x 232 x 16mm | 439.98g
- 01 Apr 2010
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
About Leda Meredith
Leda Meredith is New York City's leading locavore. She is the author of Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch, a memoir with recipes about her year of eating only foods grown within a 250-mile radius of her home in Brooklyn, New York. She has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and in the New York Times and New York Post. An instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, specializing in edible and medicinal plants, she details her locavore lifestyle on her blog, Leda's Urban Homestead, at ledameredith.net/wordpress.
Back cover copy
The essential guide for anyone with limited time, cash, and space who wants to incorporate locally grown foods into their lifestyle "For most of us, it is not at all straightforward how to restore locavore ethics into our diets and our lives. With this book, Leda Meredith shows us where to start." from the Foreword by Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved These days, more people than ever want to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make this seem like an unattainable goal. The Locavore's Handbook is here to help! Leda Meredith offers practical, down-to-earth advice as she guides foodies, home cooks, and anyone else interested in the locavore movement through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into meals. Drawing from her own locavore experience, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local merchants and planet Earth. Everyone, including time-pressed, cash-strapped urbanites with mini-refrigerators and zero storage space, will find inspiration and a host of helpful ideas."
Table of contents
Foreword by Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Revolution will not be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements1. Introduction2. How Can Eating Great Food Save the World?3. Sourcing Local Food4. The Zero Miles Diet: Grow it Yourself5. Eating with the Seasons6. The Cost Factor7. The Convenience Factor8. Making Friends with Your Kitchen9. Food Preservation10. Feasting for Free11. The Single Locavore12. The Space-Challenged Locavore13. Afterword14. Appendix: Useful Resources15. What's In Season Chart16. Template for Your Pocket Locavore's Guide