Sweet Reads for the Homesteader or Foodie in Your Life

My iPad is chalk full of ebook, literally hundreds.  I have read countless fiction titles that I delete after reading, but I really like to save the cookbooks and informational books.  Although, storing all of your ebooks on a tablet or computer is super easy and convenient, nothing compares to holding an actual hardcover work of art.  These are the books that writers mark their careers on, pour sweat and blood into and have gorgeous vivid pictures you want to look at for hours.

I compiled a top 5 list of said works of art that any Homesteader or Foodie would love to have and to hold.

1. Sean Brock- Heritage


Heritage, the first cookbook by Sean Brock, chef at the extraordinary restaurant Husk, in Charleston, South Carolina, is equal parts chronicle of Husk’s best dishes and survey of the local agricultural landscape.” —Saveur

I cannot wait to dive into this book, just the preview pictures alone are breath taking.  Mixing agriculture with recpies is right up my alley.

2. Jennifer McGurther- The Nourished Kitchen


“What an inspirational book! Jennifer McGruther takes us from the local community and the garden to the kitchen and the table with a collection of delicious, nutritious, traditionally prepared recipes. The Nourished Kitchen deserves a place of honor on your kitchen counter.” —Sally Fallon Morell, president, the Weston A. Price Foundation

It’s WAY back to basics with this one.  Traditional wholesome foods with gorgeous photography, what more can you ask for?

3. Shaye Elliot- From Scratch


“If your looking for a cookbook that is as entertaining as it is delicious, then look no further. From Scratch is a breath of fresh air when it comes to learning how to traditionally prepare and cook nutritious food. Shaye does not disappoint in her recipes and this cookbook reads like a letter from a close friend. These meals are easily prepared and yes, easily devoured.” From Scratch: Easy Recipes for Traditionally Prepared, Whole-Food Dishes

Ok so I am a year late with this one, and Shaye is already working on her second book.  But I still have not read the first! Hopefully this will be accomplished before the next one is available.

4. Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan- The Pollan Family Table


“This wonderful book shows how good food, simply and seasonally prepared, has the power to bring the family back to the table—and keep them there! Fast food culture has disconnected us from something so basic to human nature, but when we encounter real and tasty food again, it’s like coming home.” -Alice Waters

So we all know Michael Pollan and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, but did you know the ladies in his life just put out a cook book? A cookbook at Alice Waters herself LOVES! Crazy I know, and I cannot wait to read it. Oh, and Tracy Pollan is married to Michael J. Fox, yup truth.

5. Yotam Ottolenghi- Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking


“Its this approachability that is the books greatest strength; it gives inspiration, as well as just great recipes, and it’s not just for vegetarians.” -Time Out

Who said vegetables weren’t sexy? Because this book and these pictures say otherwise.  I like bacon as much as the next girl, but these veggies are truly stunning.

Do you currently own any of these titles?  Any of these on your book wish list?

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