FEAST YOUR SENSES
Here’s a crop of snappy new cookbooks that are bright with healthy flavors and tuned in to seasonal availability of high-quality, locally grown and crafted ingredients. Spurning industrialized agriculture and food production, these contemporary projects respond to greater interest in more mindful eating, in plant-based and natural-foods diets, and in growing, harvesting, and making one’s own ingredients.
And these authors and publishers devote attention to the visual appeal of their books, as well. Gone are the days of the imageless compilation of recipes and kitchen advice; instead, these cookbooks burst with interesting graphic design, elegant photography, and passionate advocacy of environmentally sustainable, artisanal, and unprocessed foods.
So, go grab a cup of iced herb tea, slap a napkin around your neck (you’ll drool), and curl up in a comfy spot to feast your senses on this bouquet of temptations.
Photo from The Farmette Cookbook, Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm, by Imen Mcdonnel. Used with permission from Roost Books.