Great food starts with the best quality ingredients, and that is fresh, seasonal food grown organically and sourced locally. This book not only offers a clear explanation of the organic movement with practical advice on buying organic food, storing and cooking, but also provides over 140 great recipes that make the most of these fabulous ingredients.
A visual encyclopedia features the exciting range of fresh and store-cupboard organic ingredients available in the farmer's markets and organic supermarket shelves today. There is detailed information on how their health-benefits are superior to conventionally grown foodstuffs, as well as their taste and texture. Fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry and fish, herbs and seasonings - even organic wine and coffee - are discussed in a clear, helpful manner. Learn about unusual items such as rapadura, an organic sugar, and rediscover the pleasure of buying locally grown familiar ingredients such as apples and potatoes.
The featured recipes show fabulous seasonal dishes prepared simply and easily. Try tender lamb with baby potatoes for a wonderful spring meal, roast chicken with Mediterranean vegetables in summer, garlic and squash soup for a warming autumn lunch, and smoked haddock with mustard cabbage in winter. All the recipes - even the desserts - are as delicious as they are healthy, and there are suggestions for all kinds of meals from light lunches to special occasion dinner parties.
Every recipe is shown step by step with over 750 tempting photographs. If you love cooking and eating good food, local, organic produce offers the best choice and, with this book, you will have all the advice and inspiration you need.