Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients
Jesse Ziff Cool
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The world is changing, and along with it, so must our eating habits. Author and restaurateur Jesse Ziff Cool has compiled over 30 years of knowledge about organic, local, and sustainable food into one magnificent cookbook. With 150 enticing recipes, Simply Organic encourages home cooks to embrace organics as a lifestyle rather than a fad. Cool organizes her chapters seasonally to ensure that the freshest, ripest ingredients enhance the flavors of dishes like Filet Mignon with mashed Potatoes and Leek Sauce in early spring to Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding in autumn. Inspiring profiles on farmers and producers reveal how these individuals are working to create a sustainable future every day.
Tabasco Salt Freshly ground black pepper To clean the artichokes, first pull away and discard the outer leaves until all that remains is the very light, tender inside leaves. Using a sharp knife, cut off and discard the tips of the remaining leaves and all the dark parts. Pour the lemon juice into a large bowl. Slice the trimmed artichokes thinly and add to the lemon juice, tossing well. Add the celery, onion, parsley, capers, oil, Tabasco, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve the
heirloom oak leaf lettuce with a bit of the vinaigrette drizzled over all. I like to use lemon cucumbers, but any cucumbers will be delicious. ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 large cucumber, very thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 small hot chile pepper, thinly sliced In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, dill, and salt and black pepper to taste. Add
olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 to 2 jalapeño chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped ¼ cup dry white wine 8 ounces wild mushrooms, such as chanterelle, black trumpet, lobster, or porcini 1½ cups cooked wild rice 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled ½ cup coarsely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh marjoram, or 1 tablespoon dried 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest Salt Freshly ground black pepper Chopped fresh Italian
attempt to remove anything artificial. As for dairy products, I choose only organic ones, which are readily available in most supermarkets. To me, it’s a safer choice. Others agree. Since the mid-1990s, when rBGH news made headlines, the sale of organic milk has increased by leaps and bounds. ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS TO CHOOSE ORGANIC A lot has changed during my time on this planet. Beautiful unspoiled meadows that I remember from the time I was a little girl are paved over with strip malls.
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