Pictorial boards, 324 pp., $29.95
Authors Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian are strong advocates of the use of foods grown organically by people in the local community. Celebrating the work of farmers and artisans whose efforts make a decided difference in everyone’s diet, this work contains profiles of some notable people whose endeavors are achieving these goals. Among them are the farmers who raise the crops, the artisans who ply their talents in creating original cuisine to the organizations that make organic foods available to the citizenry. In the second section of the text, there is a review of regional and seasonal food recipes.
—Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden