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 atchicken 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 theSunset 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.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on "Sunset magazine's" One-Block Diet blog to instruct readers on how to raise and produce all ingredients for numerous "from-scratch" meals, providing plans that include a sustainable vegetable garden, backyard bee hives, and a chicken roost.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on Sunset magazine's award-winning One-Block Diet blog to instruct readers on how to raise and produce all ingredients for numerous "from-scratch" meals, providing plans that include a sustainable vegetable garden, backyard bee hives, a chicken roost and more. Original.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : TenSpeed Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781580085274
Branch Call Number: 641.5 TRU
Characteristics: 263 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sunset Magazine (Firm)

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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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