Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Stop "Good Food for All"

Sorry for the radio silence here; I got into the habit of cooking a lot of old favorites over Christmas, and I've been enjoying them so much that I haven't been making anything new to post about, although that should change shortly.

I'm expecting to get some good inspiration from one of my Christmas presents this year, from a relative who works at The Stop: "Good Food for All: Seasonal Recipes from a Community Garden" put out by The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto.

Quite apart from having been put out in support of a great cause - check out The Stop's website link above if you don't know about the huge range of valuable food security advocacy that they are doing in Toronto - this is a cookbook after my own heart. The recipes are divided into 4 seasons and contain a wide choice of fairly simple, easy to make at home recipes that are still imaginative and range through a whole array of ethnic influences, and sound just delicious.

Since it's winter, I turned directly to the chapter of winter recipes. Right away, there's a bunch that have caught my eye: Red Lentil and Carrot Soup, Chilaquiles, Easy Chicken Curry (although admittedly I'm never going to find curry leaves out here in the boonies), Joshna's Jerk Chicken (yes! I'm in the mood for jerk! In fact, I have jerk ribs in the oven even as I type... recipe soon.) There's more: Tofu Baked Bean Casserole, Pear Spice Cake and Apple Walnut Muffins. Every other season looks as good.

Sounds like it should be fairly easy to get your hands on a copy; have a look here to see what will work best for you.


The Local Cook said...

I'm always looking for new seasonal cookbooks - thanks for the review!

Joanne said...

I love cookbooks that break themselves up into seasons. Can't wait to see what you make!