A book of recipes and gardening tips for living and eating sustainably and responsibly all year round.
Randy Shore's father and grandfather grew up on farms, yet he didn't even know how to grow a radish. Author of "The Green Man" column in the Vancouver Sun, he spent five years teaching himself how to grow food for his family, and then how to use the resulting bounty to create imaginative and nourishing meals the year round. In Grow What You Eat, Randy reveals the secrets to creating and maintaining a thriving vegetable garden, from how to make your own fertilizer to precise instructions on how best to grow specific produce; he also offers advice for those with balcony or container gardens and others who live in small urban spaces. He then shows how to showcase your bounty with delicious, nutrient-packed recipes (both vegetarian and not), including instructions on canning, pickling, and curing, proving how easy and fulfilling it is to be a self-reliant expert in your garden and your kitchen.
Grow What You Eat is primarily a cookbook, but it is also a gardening book, personal journal, and passionate treatise on the art of eating and living sustainably. In his quest for self-sufficiency, improved health, and a better environment, Randy Shore resurrects an old-school way of cooking that is natural, nutritious, and delicious.
About the author
Randy Shore is a food and sustainability writer for the Vancouver Sun and author of The Green man blog; he is also a former restaurant cook and an avid gardener. He is a recipient of the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association Best Columnist award and the BC Wildlife Federation Art Downs Award for conservation journalism. Randy and his wife Darcy grow as much of their own food as possible on an acre in Roberts Creek on BC's Sunshine Coast, creating new recipes and customizing familiar ones based on what the seasons bring.
This is not your average cookbook. It's an ode to the seasons, a manifesto on sustainability, a guide to edible gardening, and a story about one man's effort to get better connected to his food. It's a go-to guide for aspiring gardeners, local food enthusiasts, and just a nice read on a Saturday afternoon -- hammock anyone? -The Big Carrot
The Big Carrot
Organized by season, the book overflows with an abundance of down-to-earth advice and recipes. -Where Vancouver