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Eat Where You Live: How to Find and Enjoy Fantastic Local and Sustainable Food No Matter Where You Live Paperback – September 30, 2008
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"Lou Bendrick's Eat Where You Live may have readers scouring the countryside for chicken farmers and eyeing their garden hoses suspiciously [in this new] handy guide for `locavores.'" --Grand Junction Free Press Newspaper
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At the same time, however, I think the book would have benefited from additional discussion of two topics. First, it is unfortunate that canning was dismissed as too time consuming and involved for "the average person," perhaps discouraging some readers. Admittedly I took a class through the cooperative extension program at a local university before I felt comfortable canning smoked salmon in a pressure cooker, but I've been making (and canning) jam most of my life and canning rhubarb saves room in my freezer for other things. If the author is not comfortable with canning herself, she could have at least mention a few resources for folks who might want to try or include an "Ask the Expert" page on canning.
Second, the author's goal of helping people to "find and enjoy local and sustainable food no matter where you live" would have benefited from additional discussion on produce beyond the standard American fare. In some parts of the country, it is possible to grow just about anything. But in other places, the heat or the cold or the rain or the drought limit what can be grown.Read more ›
Most Americans have lost the food-land connection. Bendrick provides the insight of her experience in gathering what food she can as close to home as possible, depending on the seasons and the landscape.
I read the book over a few days but will likely use it as a reference for certain sections again and again. There are tons of web sites listed throughout for further exploration as well as recipes and little interviews with inspirational sustainable gardeners, farmers and eaters. I especially savored the section on foraging and taking meals at a slower pace. We could all slow down a little. Slow down, and start by reading about how your diet can become more sustainable and more enjoyable.
(Disclaimer: I know Lou Bendrick, but we rarely agree on anything and I am hyper-critical, so she will be shocked if she sees this review)
This book contains really USEFUL, and some times humorous, information and good recipe ideas, too. Ok, I will try the beet sandwich really soon.
A great resource with many many many websites for locating your own local food.
A very good buy, kind of like the preemptor to hardcore organic eating.
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A really great book and guide for eating healthy, locally-grown foods regardless of where you live. An interesting, funny and positive approach to eating locally! Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by kevin198822
Eat Where You live focuses on finding local food in your area, and effectively harvesting and enjoying the fruits native to your geographic region. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by J.C.
"Eat Where you live: How to Find and Enjoy Local and Sustainable Food No Matter Where you Live" by Lou Bendrick is a relatively casual how-to book on local and sustainable food. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Will