That’s Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun
For cooking aficionados or those just beginning their culinary journey, the innovative approach in Tasting the Seasons: Inspired, In-Season Cuisine That’s Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun (ISBN: 978-0-9904185-0-4) allows cooks to follow the food seasons and appreciate nature’s bounty. With flair and humor, culinary expert Kerry Dunnington shares 250 perfectly seasoned recipes with savory commentary that inform and inspire a sustainable approach to home cuisine and entertaining.
With a focus on the creative preparation of foods in their growing seasons and healthy food consumption, this is an eco-friendly, all-occasion cookbook. “Tasting the Seasons was created from my belief that the most delicious, healthy meals are made from fresh, seasonal, pesticide-free food supplied by local farmers who are committed to sustainable practices,” Dunnington explains.
Tasting the Seasons is divided into eleven chapters featuring more than 250 recipes created by Dunnington, who considers herself a culinary chemist and recipe designer. In addition to the dozen or so favorite recipes that stem from her childhood, Dunnington shares dishes that catering clients request time and time again.
Readers who entertain, as well as those who only want to make everyday, eating more interesting and enjoyable, will appreciate the uniqueness in recipes for all seasons. All the recipes guide consumers toward eating real, whole food and will easily help them move away from mass-produced food choices.
Molly Kushner, from Whole Foods Market, comments, “Dunnington has a unique way of profiling and combining unlikely ingredients that make her recipes appealing. With the greatest of ease, she folds in helpful tips, techniques and passion for what she is preparing.”
Understanding the importance of knowing where food comes from and how you can make healthy andsustainable food choices is becoming more and more important. Each of Dunnington’s recipes conveys thepowerful benefits of serving food that is whole, real, seasonal, local and well-prepared. These delicious disheswill help transform the way you and your family and friends feel about preparing and eating great-tasting food.
In addition to savory commentary and exceptional recipes, the author shares enlightening food related
information: • Learn what those little stickers on produce mean. • Take one of the author’s six food-related challenges, like the one that challenges readers to not put anything plastic in their grocery cart. • Learn about the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen. • Seasonal suggestions for how to turn produce into a table centerpiece and then turn the centerpiece into a recipe from the cookbook.
Tasting the Seasons: Inspired, In-Season Cuisine That’s Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun by published by Artichoke Publishers, retails for $19.95 in print and has full, national distribution in print and e-book versions through favorite local and online bookstores.
Kerry Dunnington is a culinary consultant and caterer, specializing in healthy eating and entertaining. In addition to Tasting the Seasons and her earlier book, This Book Cooks, she has written for regional and national magazines and newspapers including the Examiner newspapers, Smart Woman, baltimore eats, and the Urbanite. Dunnington frequently does health-oriented cooking presentations on sustainability for Slow Food, Whole Foods Market and Bon Appétit Management Company for Johns Hopkins University students and faculty. A life-long eco-stylist and food enthusiast, Dunnington serves on the Chef’s Council and the Board of the American Institute of Wine and Food and is founder of Slow Food Baltimore’s “Eat in Season Challenge.” Kerry writes a monthly column, What’s In Season for Slow Food Baltimore. In addition to endorsing and encouraging sustainable practices, Kerry enthusiastically shares the benefits of bioregional living. Dunnington lives with her husband (and official taste-tester), Nick, and their Norwich terrier, Caramel, in Baltimore, Maryland.