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ABOUT THIS BOOK
For anyone who has read The Omnivore’s Dilemma or seen Food, Inc. and longs to effect easy green changes when it comes to the food they buy, cook, and eat, The Conscious Kitchen is an invaluable resource filled with real world, practical solutions.
Alexandra Zissu walks readers through every kitchen-related decision with three criteria in mind: what’s good for personal health, what’s good for the planet, and what tastes great. Learn, among other things, how to:
- Keep pesticides, chemicals, and other harmful ingredients out of your diet
- Choose when to spend your dollars on organic fruit and when to buy conventionally grown
- Avoid plastic—including which kinds in particular and why
- Figure out what seafood is safe to eat and is sustainable
- Use COOL (country of origin labels) to your advantage
- Determine if a vegetable is genetically modified just from reading its PLU (price look up) code
- Decipher meat labels in the supermarket
- Cook using the least energy—good for the earth and your wallet
- Eat locally, even in winter
- Understand what “natural” and other marketing terms really mean
- Buy packaged foods wisely
Navigate farmers’ markets, giant supermarkets, and every shop in between to find the freshest and healthiest local ecologically grown and produced meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables—no matter where you live
With The Conscious Kitchen as your guide, you will never again stand in the market bewildered, wondering what to buy. You can feel confident you are making the best possible choices for you, your family, and our planet.
ALEXANDRA ZISSU writes about green living, food, and parenthood. She is the author of The Conscious Kitchen, coauthor of The Complete Organic Pregnancy, and contributes the “Ask an Organic Mom” column to The DailyGreen.com. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Green Guide, Cookie, Details, Bon Appétit, Self, and Health, among other publications. She is also a public speaker and “greenproofer,” an eco-lifestyle consultant. Visit her website, www.alexandrazissu.com.
A friend I used to work with is very environmentally conscious. she makes everything from fresh ingredients (most home grown) and she recommended that I find a book like this.
Oh my gosh I've always got room for another cookbook!
This would be a book I would pick up often to read and re-read.
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This looks like a great book to have in the kitchen. Full of valuable information not to mention recipes.
Sounds like a great book to help me navigate the supermarket!
Ooooh! I want this! I have just started my first organic garden. I would love the ideas in this book - especially for cutting back on plastic and packaging!
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Looks like a cool book. I'll need to check it out.
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ohhhh id love to read this book!
I'd love to win this book. I read a review of it adn it sounds like it would be a great addition to my collection
Oooooh I want a copy of this book!
I need to learn how to be more of a conscious cook! :)
I went Vegan after seeing Food Inc ... now I have to start a whole new collection of cookbooks.
I'm on a huge health kick right now and this cookbook would be right up my alley :) and I promise I would offer some of my own adapted recipes to bakespace!! ;)
I would love to learn some healthy & conscious cooking ideas!
I have IBS and for that reason and the desire to be healthier I am interested in this cookbook. Pick me, please!!!
Go green! We all owe it to ourselves, but more so to future generations to do everything in our power to save what natural resources we have left. If we can do just a little bit through the way we eat and where our food comes from, then let's do it!
Wow- What a wonderful addition to any recipe book collection!
This sounds like good information to have, so definitely worth a read.
After reading "Eat This Not That" I have become a great deal more health concsious. Everyone needs to learn to think green!
I would love to have a copy of this book!
What a great resource, and so important to consider food choices.
Food, Inc. has totally changed the way our family shops, cooks and eats. This book looks like the perfect companion to help make further educated choices!
Being an avid cook / baker / foodie / amateur scientist / gardener / inventor / person who succeeds enough more times than she fails AND cookbook collector and junkie... I just KNOW I would enjoy having this in my kitchen!!! c:
This looks like a good book to have around to improve one's life.
I would love to win this!
Oh yes! I would *LOVE* to win this one!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!! :)
sounds like a wonderful book!
I would love to win this book! It's at the top of my 'wish list'.
I would love to gobble down a book like this. I do a lot of cooking with kids and I would like to make cooking consciously a way of life, not just a fad.
I've always known "there's always room for one more at the table, and for one more cookbook on the shelf." But There is also value in accepting change, and learning new values.
this would help us out so much in learning new ways of eating right and in a more healthy manner .. good luck to us all ..
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Looks like a really interesting book!
I have heard about this book. I would LOVE IT!
Looks good! That movie "Food Inc" was a real eye opener! I'd like to learn more.
Would love to win this one...
Looking forward to this book-- Thanks for a chance to win it!
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Would LOVE to win this cook book! I'm attempting to grow my first garden this year and use more fresh ingredients!
It looks likes it's a needed, back to basics book with a nice cover! And as if there's not many pages to it. I'd like to try it out!
Working on being a little greener, and would love to use a lot more fresh veggies and fruits!
A good thing for all of us.
Looks like a great book..!!
This looks really interesting!
I would LOVE to win this cookbook!! I've been trying forever now it seems to get my hands on a copy of it!!
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I'm trying to be more "green" so would love to win this book.. Thanks!