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The Permaculture Kitchen

How to Cook Delicious, Honest, Seasonal and Sustainable Food from the Garden or Local Market
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This is the ultimate introduction to economical, seasonal and delicious cooking. The Permaculture Kitchen explains how to make tasty meals, driven by seasonal, foraged, home-grown, local, fresh, free range produce, including meat and sustainably caught fish. Learn how to develop recipe ideas 'on the fly' and the secrets of weekly and seasonal meal planning. This is a cookbook for gardeners who love to eat their own produce, and for people who enjoy a weekly veggie box or supporting their local farmer's market. It is packed with tips and hints for creating a flexible store cupboard, and full of step by step instructions and recommendations for kitchen tools and equipment. Each recipe makes the best use of its ingredients. There are recipes for meals that can be easily cooked in 30 minutes or less with additional tips on how to make further dishes from leftovers. Learn how to make stocks, soups, sauces, pizzas, curries, grills, pilafs and paellas, preserves and more! Every recipe can be cooked according to the recommended ingredients, but will include plenty of ideas for variations so that other ingredients can be included or substituted as desired and available. Also included are vegetarian recipes, and vegetarian and vegan alternatives to meat dishes. This is the ultimate grow your own and local produce cooking guide written by our own permaculture smallholder and cook, Carl Legge, a passionate advocate of good food with a low carbon footprint. It is the first in a series about low impact, local and seasonal gourmet food.

Author Biography

Carl Legge lives with his wife and son an a three acre smallholding on the rural Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. In 1997 he resigned from a well paid corporate job to focus on the smallholding. They grow fruit and vegetables in raised beds, polytunnels and forest garden areas and keep chickens. What was subsidised sheep pasture is now a thriving nature reserve which provides Carl and the family with a large proportion of their own food. Carl is a gourmet cook and blogs regularly at
Release date Australia
April 10th, 2014
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
full colour throughout, includes 12 photographs
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