Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Local

Eating local is another one of the green trends that have come into our society. 
As many of us now turn to farmers markets and local farm stands to get our produce

Restaurants and businesses are taking the same steps to encourage growth for their own local economy.

Eating local is not just about supporting your local farmers, there are also vital nutrients that are lost when vegetables are put on a truck for days, each day that a vegetable is on a shelf or in a box on the way to one. Takes away more and more enzymes that are crucial to our health.

Eating local allows for consumers to purchase food that has been picked that day or the night before, containing freshness that we can taste.

In the Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Local, you'll find what is grown near you, and how to cook it. You'll learn basic ways too cook all vegetables and what seasons they will be ready in.

My favorite part of the book is the Favorite Regional Recipes, where you will find the recipe for "Frogmore Stew" I was first introduced to Frogmore Stew on a trip to South Carolina to visit my daughter's family on her father's side.

This amazing stew of kielbasa, shrimp, corn, potatoes and seasoning, was absolutely the highlight of my trip. And I can't even begin to explain how excited I was to see it in the pages of the book. (Secret recipe is out!)

Eating local is a great way to get involved with your community and to learn about what you can grow in your own yard! Because if locally its growing then chances are you can grow it too!

For some great tips, amazing recipes and irreplaceable information, as always I give major credit to the Complete Idiot's Guide people for creating yet another amazing book

I received a free copy of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Local" for this review, all opinions are 100% mine. I did not receive any cash payment for this review.

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