I am just beginning to explore this cookbook. It is published by Herald Press, provider of many Mennonite resources, and follows much the same philosophy as its predecessors, More-with-Less Cookbook and Extending the Table. I don’t have the latter book myself but I did once buy a copy as a wedding present for my niece and her husband.
As one would expect from the title, Simply in Season is built around produce Continue reading →
This small, tattered book is the creation of Ellen Ewald, whose experience in cooking well-balanced, nutritious meals without meat was an inspiration to Francis Moore Lappé and a confirmation that her ideas were practical. The resemblance of the title to Diet for a Small Planet, then, is not coincidental. It was written to demonstrate the rich possibilities in a natural, high-protein, but meatless diet—possibilities that could only be intimated in Diet for a Small Planet. You might say Diet for a Small Planet tells why we should reduce/eliminate meat intake while Recipes for a Small Planet shows how. As with Diet for a Small Planet, the recipes are meatless, but many use eggs and dairy products.
I’m ecstatic! My brand new copy of Whole Foods for the Whole Family has arrived. When the cover picture was taken, I was still using the book originally published by La Leche League in 1981. That is the one on the far right in the cover picture with an elastic band around it. Continue reading →
Diet for a Small Planet is my other classic cookbook. It was first published in 1971 and I must have purchased it not much later, even before I was married. I got the paperback edition, which didn’t stand up to wear and tear too well. So, I replaced it with the 20th anniversary edition in 1991. Twenty years later this one is also held together with tape and a prayer.