The One-block Feast

The One-block Feast

An Adventure in Food From Yard to Table

Book - 2011
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Based on the James Beard Award-winning blog The One-Block Diet, this all-in-one home gardening, do-it-yourself guide and cookbook shows you how to transform a backyard or garden into a self-sufficient locavore's paradise.
When Margo True and her fellow staffers at Northern California-based Sunset magazine walked around the grounds of their Menlo Park office, they saw more than just a lawn and some gardens. Instead, they saw a fresh, bountiful food source, the makings for intrepid edible projects, and a series of seasonal feasts--all just waiting to happen.
The One-Block Feast is the story of how True and her team took an inspired idea and transformed it into an ambitious commitment: to create four feasts over the course of a year, using only what could be grown or raised in their backyard-sized plot. She candidly shares the group's many successes and often humorous setbacks as they try their hands at chicken farming , cheese making , olive pressing , home brewing , bee keeping , winemaking , and more.
Grouped into gardening, project, and recipe guides for each season, The One-Block Feast is a complete resource for planning an eco-friendly kitchen garden; making your own pantry staples for year-round cooking and gifts; raising bees, chickens, and even a cow; and creating made-from-scratch meals from ingredients you've grown yourself. Chapters are organized by season, each featuring a planting plan and crop-by-crop instructions, an account of how that season's projects played out for the Sunset team, and a multicourse dinner menu composed of imaginative, appealing, and ultra-resourceful vegetarian recipes, such as:
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Chard and Sage Brown Butter  *  Egg and Gouda Crepes  *  Whole Wheat Pizzas with Roasted Vegetables and Homemade Cheeses  *  Fresh Corn Soup with Zucchini Blossoms  *  Braised Winter Greens with Preserved Lemons and Red Chile  *  Summer Lemongrass Custards  *  Honey Ice Cream
Generously illustrated and easy to follow, this ultimate resource for today's urban homesteader will inspire you to take "eating local" to a whole new level.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : TenSpeed Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781580085274
Branch Call Number: 641. 5 TRU
Characteristics: 263 p. : col. ill., col. ports.
Additional Contributors: Sunset


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CATLIN Apr 05, 2016

Good book to inspire gardening and feasting! If a whole neighborhood started gardening, even on a small scale, think of the block party you could have come harvest! Great recipes are included for all sorts of great homegrown and made goodies!

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