If you enjoy eating fresh produce from the local farmers' market, grow your own or perhaps have a weekly veg box, then The Permaculture Kitchen book is for you. Full of recipes inspired by home-grown food, foraged finds and seasonal fare, the book has everything from soups, pizzas and creative curries to egg recipes, bread and preserves – all using free-range meat and sustainably caught fish.
For the busier lifestyles there are meals that can be cooked in less than 30 minutes, as well as tips on how to make dishes from leftovers, stocks, sauces and plenty of vegetarian recipes too. Author Carl Legge is a self-taught cook, forager and home brewer who lives on a three-acre permaculture smallholding and the book reflects his passion for seasonal and delicious cooking, with each recipe making the very best of its ingredients. Why not try whipping up a lamb and nettle curry, grilled pollack with persillade crumbs, fish chowder or foraged green pizza with bittercress, wild rocket and delicious foraged greens? There's a recipe for every occasion and taste, with plenty of room for experimenting.
Each recipe is easy to follow and accompanied with cooking tips, seasonal information, flavoursome dish variations and presentation advice that promises a beautiful finished plate packed with the flavours of the season. The book starts with an interesting introduction on planning menus, ingredients and a basic section on making sauces, stocks, herbs and rice dishes, so you can get started right away.
The Permaculture Kitchen by Carl Legge, published by Permanent, is available to buy from all good book shops, RRP £14.95.
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