Cooking the Seasons is a step by step journal documenting the process of two women who live in the city yet still want to eat locally-grown food. We are doing this to be environmentally responsible and to feed our families healthier food. The seed was planted when, after swimming lessons one day, we were lamenting the dearth of cooking magazines that focused on seasonal food (a lot do) and also spoke to our particular region (southern New England).
So we decided to do it ourselves, and write a cookbook that goes through the year and gives recipes for what's in season and also explains how to freeze, can, dry, preserve, etc. so food that isn't in season can still be enjoyed. We will also touch on composting and container gardening.
This book (and blog) are for people who live in our area and who want to tap into local foods, if only because seasonal foods are less expensive, but also because they taste better, are healthier (for the consumer and the environment), and support local growers. Along the way, if they want to explore gardening, composting, and food preserving, great!
We are not experts on this. We know some, and want to learn a lot more, and think that our experiences will be helpful to people in a similar situation. We hope you enjoy our journey, and are inspired to start your own.
Renée Scott and Keja Valens