Around the World in 100 Miles: World Cuisine Recipes Using Local Ingredients/creating community and sustainability one recipe at a time Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 4, 2012.
About this project
What if we had a choice in how we eat? What if there were a way to live in rhythm with the seasons, eat whole foods without artificial additives or processing chemicals, support local businesses and farms, and enjoy tasty, internationally inspired foods, all at the same time? Around the World in 100 Miles is not just a cookbook full of over 100 delicious recipes, not just a guide to eating that utilizes fresh, seasonal food, it is also a re-examining of how we interact with the world through the food we eat and the choices we make. Much testing was involved duplicating exotic flavors with local ingredients, such as pickled nasturtium seeds in place of capers. New uses were found for wild foods and even the most common herbs. Embedded in the recipes are tips to perfect your cooking, get into wild foraging, avoid processed and unsafe foods, and preserve foods for the cooler months. Each season opens with a guide of what foods are available and seasonal activities to enjoy. There are also sections devoted to basics, such as bread-making, how to use various kitchen tools, and companion-planting, to get the most out of your space and food plants.
Combining omnivorous, vegetarian and vegan, and many gluten-free recipes, our book also covers many sustainable ways of living – from foraging to shopping at farmers’ markets to signing up for a CSA. Using local ingredients supports local business and makes a smaller carbon footprint. Many times, preparing food at home will also save you money. (Roasted lamb may not be economically competitive with a fast food hamburger, until you get the medical bill years later. I’ll take a fresh salad of dandelion greens and chickweed sprinkled with toasted nuts and goat cheese over the pale gassed tomatoes they put on the fast food burger any day.) Plus, you’ll know what’s in your food, whether it came from the farmer you can talk to directly or from your own garden. These recipes bring individuals, families, and the community together. With your help, we will get them out into the world!
I am a mother and teacher who wanted safe food for her family and to have her students appreciate healthy foods by growing their own in a school garden. Our family also wanted to reduce our global footprint and eat yummy food. It has been a wild, whole food adventure! There are other farmer’s market cookbooks out there, but none that address our own area so completely and offer so many tips for going the extra mile for the earth with fewer global footsteps. We need funds to get the book published on recycled paper and market it through our blog, TV show, Youtube videos, t-shirts, and reusable shopping bags. I’ve published books before, receiving acclaim but little money for my poetry collections. Most people can live without poetry, but no one can live without food. There is already much demand for this book, but without funding, we can’t afford to print it. Your help will bring this resource into the world, becoming a pay-it-forward from our family to others eating better foods, helping the environment, and supporting local businesses. Any amount will help, but we hope our incentives will encourage you to give more.
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Get our sincere thanks, special recognition in our blog, a copy of the cookbook, a collectible bookmark, and a set of hand-made, recycled crayons.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus preparation of a meal for eight if you live within a 100 miles of us.Estimated delivery:
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