Fresh Pantry: Eat Seasonally, Cook Smart, & Learn to Love Your Vegetables
As anyone trying to eat locally all year long knows, the winter gets difficult: Walking the local aisles of a well-stocked produce section or around your neighborhood farmers market, you find few options onions, cabbage, and kale, oh my! In summer, of course, the season is bountiful, but the dishes most people make at home tend to be one note how many times can we eat the same tomato caprese salad or grilled zucchini? From January to December, Fresh Pantry features 120 creative yet healthy and doable recipes centered on 12 choice seasonal vegetables and fruits; accessible and clever advice on growing, storing, and using seasonal ingredients; lush and inspirational photographs; detailed resources for sustainable eating; and the exuberant energy that marked Pennington’s first book.
Amy Pennington is a cook, author, and urban farmer. Her education was in biology which led her to become more interested in where our food comes from. Following a career in restaurants, Pennington launched her vegetable gardening company, GoGo Green Garden, in 2007 as a way to educate and inspire others to enjoy locally grown food. She has written for Edible Seattle, SIP Northwest, Food52.com, and Crosscut.com. Her first book, Urban Pantry: Tips & Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen, was published in spring of 2010. She is also the host of Check, Please! Northwest, which airs on KCTS9, a Northwest PBS affiliate.
Amy Pennington’s bestselling book, Urban Pantry: Tips & Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen, introduced new homemakers to clever cooking concepts and ingredients, provided experienced cooks with organizational inspiration, and helped cooks of all skill levels create sustainable and thrifty kitchens. But while Urban Pantry focused on shelf-stable, dried, or preserved goods, Fresh Pantry shows cooks how to eat a seasonal diet fresh vegetables and fruits that will offer your palate a variety of foods in sync with the seasons.