Olivia Rathbone - The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

More than anything, food brings us together—as families and as communities. So there is no better place to begin creating a healthier and sustainable community than around a shared table.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook is a beautifully illustrated collection of 200 unique and delicious vegetarian recipes from the renowned California-based farm, educational retreat center, and eco-thinktank.

OAEC has a passionate ethos about eating seasonally, and this book shows readers how to cook based on what's available in their garden. This unique cookbook incorporates ingredients from all seasons, including weeds, flowers, herbs, nuts, fruits, mushrooms, and other forages. The recipes also include the quantities and measurements necessary to cook for a crowd—making each dish perfect to cook at home, or to share at parties, potlucks, and community events.

Lead author Olivia Rathbone currently manages the dynamic kitchen at OAEC and has tended the vibrant hearth of the community from the garden to the table for over a decade. A life-long farmer and cook, she orchestrates the inventive meals inspired by seasonal produce from the OAEC Mother Garden. Formerly, she directed vocational education programs and authored curriculum projects in the culinary arts and holistic health in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook: Fresh-From-The-Garden Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781603585132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - April 11th, 2015

Celebrating biodiversity through the Mother Garden's collection of rare, open-pollinated varieties and wild edibles from OAEC's ecological preserve

2016 IACP Cookbook Awards WINNER ("Food Matters" category)