Michigan's Guide to Local Cooking (Paperback)

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    My new favorite cookbook is Michigan's Guide to Local Cooking. There are a plethora of extremely neat things about this book, but I will touch on only a few. The introduction of the book discusses the pros and cons of shopping and using locally grown or raised food and emphasizes the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet. It then provides the reader with a table of crops that are grown right here in Michigan along with the seasons they are available in. Finally, my favorite part, the recipes offer fresh dishes that look so yummy and are healthy for you as well! My favorite recipe, so far, is the "Egg Lemon Soup". The title scared me a little bit; it conjured images of fried eggs and pits of lemon floating around in a watery broth. Nevertheless, I was curious and had to try it out for myself. This soup is flavorful, light, and delicious! It was the perfect dish to serve on a cold winter's night paired with a loaf of homemade bread. I cannot wait to test out some of the other recipes that require ingredients available in the spring and summer seasons such as the "Cherry Granita" and "Cherry Salsa". This is truly an exquisite cookbook and ode to the beautiful state of Michigan.  

— Kirstyn


Michigan's Guide to Local Cooking is a full-color cookbook including over 70 recipes, using locally grown products. This guide is not only a cookbook, but also an educational resource providing references for finding products locally. Michigan's Guide to Local Cooking explores the differences in farming methods, the production of our food and how it affects our environment and local economies. The guide also discusses food labeling as well as the health benefits of eating foods from organic and small local farms. Helpful food purchasing information is also included with detailed charts of the pesticide loads in fruits, vegetables, and seafood. An additional chart indicates when each Michigan crop achieves its seasonal peak. This guide is dedicated to those who appreciate and recognize the value of high quality, fresh, local foods, inspiring the reader to seek out those who grow, sell and prepare our foods.

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ISBN: 9780615400037
Publisher: Orange Whisk Books
Publication Date: June 2011
Pages: 152

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