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cookbook rec needed for simple, seasonal, sustainable meals

amyamelia | Jun 19, 2011 10:15 AM

I am looking for a cookbook that will support our attempts to eat simply, seasonally, locally and sustainably (we are in New England). Although I have found some "cooking from the farmers market" type books they are rather fussy and though I love that sometimes, I need simple right now. We are trying to move away from grocery-store meat products in favor of buying meat from farmers we know, which means that cuts like pork tenderloin and boneless chicken breast are out of our budget. We buy whole chickens, bone-in chicken legs, stew meats, roasts, and ground meat. We are also keen to include more vegetarian meals and fish (though we try to avoid "unsustainable" type fish so no imported shrimp for us.

All of the "simple and quick" cookbooks I've found use a lot of boneless skinless chicken breast, shrimp, and such. The quick and easy Eating Well book is an example of this, as is the Bittman quick cookbook.

We don't actually need "quick" per se (my hubby is stay-at-home so has time to stew, etc), but do need simple and rather frugal.

Can anyone suggest a book that might fit the bill?

Thank you!!!

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