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January 4, 2011

I love cookbooks, and most all books about food.  Here are a few that I have enjoyed recently:

Closing the food Gap by Mark Winne talks about health, diet and poverty.  Winne discusses strategies to make sure  people who live in food desserts, without cars and far distances from supermarkets,  and people who can’t afford expensive organics; all have equal access to healthy food.

Food Matters by Mark Bittman is very easy to read with some great recipe ideas.  He inspired me to continue to try to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. In fact, I am putting my new pressure cooker to work and cooking lots of beans.

I think Alice Waters is inspiring. Her commitment to local and fresh ingredients lead her to start The edible schoolyard.

The Edible Schoolyard is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom for urban public school students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California. At ESY, students participate in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing nutritious, seasonal produce. Classroom teachers and Edible Schoolyard educators integrate food systems concepts into the core curriculum. Students’ hands-on experience in the kitchen and garden fosters a deeper appreciation of how the natural world sustains us and promotes the environmental and social well-being of our school community.

I have The Green Kitchen from the library right now, it has great pictures and good basic instructions. You can watch a video project by Alice Waters here

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  1. January 11, 2011 3:51 pm

    Glad to have met you last night! Looks like we have a lot in common, cant wait to read more of your blog!

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