The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet

The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet

by Myra Goodman


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A cookbook with a conscience, from an author who knows the world of responsible eating as well as anyone. Is cage-free the same as free-range? Is grass-fed worth the price? What’s better: farmed salmon or wild? Organic salad that’s been shipped across the country, or local salad grown with pesticides? To nuke leftovers in the microwave or crank up the oven? Myra Goodman—co-owner of Earthbound Farm, the country’s largest producer of organic produce and other products, inspiration behind the Earthbound Farmstand Café, and author of Food to Live By—now brings both sides of the dinner dilemma together by showing us what to shop for, and how to cook it.

The Earthbound Cook turns dilemma into joy—in full-color. It pairs 250 sumptuous recipes with all the information cooks need to make greener, smarter choices. Here is Pork Chile Verde, Beef Tenderloin with Brandy Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Puttanesca—plus how to make the most eco-friendly meat choices and how to decode the labels on poultry and eggs. Vegetarian entrees such as Roasted Cauliflower Tart and Rigatoni with Eggplant and Buffalo Mozzarella for that one day a week we should abstain from meat. Salads (Escarole with Walnuts, Dates, and Bacon, Farro Salad with Edamame and Arugula) and sides (Carrot Risotto) and all the facts about the benefits of eating organically. And fish of course—Coconut-Crusted Salmon, and why to choose wild whenever possible.

No sacrifices here—doing the right thing has never looked, sounded, or tasted better. Or been easier. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761156345
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/26/2010
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Myra Goodman is the author of Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook and The Earthbound Cook: Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet. She and her husband, Drew, founded Earthbound Farm as a 2½-acre backyard garden in 1984. Today, it is the largest grower of organic produce in North America, with 150 farmers growing organic produce on more than 35,000 acres. Myra and Drew were honored with Global Green USA’s Corporate Environmental Leadership Award in 2003 and, in 2008, they received the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Leadership Award.

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From the Publisher

“Myra Goodman’s passion for producing delicious food – on the farm and in the kitchen – is absolutely infectious! The Earthbound Cook will delight your palate and make it easy for you to make environmentally friendly food choices in the kitchen and at the grocery store.”
- Ken Cook, Founder and Executive Director of Environmental Working Group

"Irresistible! This book lures you into the kitchen with each turn of the page. Perfect for any household, it merges mouth-watering meals with healthy, eco-friendly practices."

- Too Hot Tamales authors Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Chef/Owners of Border Grill

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