Pros: Very simple, delicious recipes that will encourage you to make use of seasonal, local foods
Cons: Make very sure to read a recipe fully before starting
Rating: 4 out of 5
Review book (published 20011) provided by Random House.
Andrea Reusing’s Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes encourages readers to take advantage of local, seasonal ingredients using simple, flavorful recipes. There’s been a recent surge of interest in eating locally, rather than trucking in tons of out-of-season produce and meats from other areas. Not only do you support your local community and small-scale producers, but you reduce emissions, packaging, and so on. While her recipes are built around ingredients local to her own area in North Carolina, many of the ideas will port well to similar types of produce from your own region. The book includes many essays on local foods and small-scale community suppliers; these are fun to read one at a time when you’re making a nearby recipe. But the recipes are definitely my favorite part of the book.