Other cookbooks from Herald Press
You can't get much closer to the source of your food than canning or preserving it yourself, and Saving the Seasons shows you how!
Simply in Season Children's Cookbook Helping children make the connection between what they eat and where it comes fromóand have fun, too!
More-with-Less Cookbook First published in 1976, this book struck a nerve with its call for every household to help solve the world food crisis. Now with more than 850,000 copies sold, it has become the favorite cookbook of many families.
Living More with Less Ideas and tips for living with less; includes chapters on money, clothing, homes, transportation and travel, celebrations, and recreation.
Extending the Table Recipes from around the world, interspersed with stories about how hospitality is practiced in other countries.
Click here for other Mennonite and Amish cookbooks from Herald Press.
Simply in Season blog by co-author Cathleen Hockman-Wert
Simply Me: A year of eating locally . . . mindfully .. . . simply by Wendy Hammond.
Emilyís Extending The Table Experiment by Emily Showalter.
More-with-Less blog by Valerie Showalter.
Simply in Season wins award at Green Book Festival! Read about it here.
With over 108,000 copies sold, Simply in Season is more than just a best-seller—it is meeting an important need for information and inspiration about living and eating simply and well.
This new expanded edition contains additional recipes that use locally grown and fairly traded seasonal foods, together with stories that reflect on the food we buy and the way we eat—and how it affects our local and global neighbors.
Bonus benefit! By purchasing Simply in Season you not only enhance your own life—you help improve the lives of poor people through Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and development arm of the North American Mennonite churches. Proceeds from the sale of Simply in Season are used by MCC in its work of improving the lives of poor people around the world.
Simply in Season is available in hardcover ($24.99 U.S.) or paper ($19.99 U.S.) Also available: Simply in Season Childrenís Cookbook, which helps children make the connection between what they eat and where it comes from—and have fun, too! ($24.99) The Simply in Season Leaderís Guide is for churches and small groups that want to learn more about connecting food and faith.
From the Preface to Simply in Season
Whether they come from a farmersí market, a CSA subscription farm, or your own garden, fresh local foods are good for the earth we share. Ultimately, they nurture our spirits as well as our bodies.
Simply in Season explores the complex web of factors that brings food to our plates. Before the advent of modern transportation and storage systems, eating local food was the norm—as it still is in much of the world. Within our memories we see our parents and grandparents with hands full of fruits and vegetables from their gardens or gardens nearby. Eggs, milk, and meat also came from local sources.
Today, the average food item travels more than a thousand miles before it arrives on our tables. We have become distant from our food, and not just in terms of geography. Who grows our food? What are their lives like? How is the soil cultivated and prepared for the next year? How are the animals treated in life and in death? How does the production of the foods we eat affect the land and the people who raise them? Does any of this really matter if we have plenty of food on our table?
It matters a great deal. For food production systems are not all the same—any more than the taste of a vine-ripened, homegrown tomato equals one picked green. Each food purchase we make is like a vote for the way we want food to be produced—and for the world in which we want to live.
Simply in Season does not offer all the answers. It does offer a starting point encouraging us to feed both body and spirit with nutritious food and challenging ideas about the world around us. Read More.
Praise for Simply in Season
"In this era of the 'locavore,' Simply in Season offers creative and nutritious recipes that will inspire experienced cooks and initiate culinary newcomers alike." Lisa Weasel, author of Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food
"This underground bestseller deserves mainstream attention. It's a terrific book for those who wish to cook seasonally using locally grown foods. Most other cookbooks tend to assume you can get corn year round. In this one, it's a summer crop. All the recipes speak directly to the season in which we can buy, or better still, grow them." Anita Stewart, author of Anita Stewart's Canada: The Food, The Recipes, The Stories
"An essential kitchen companion for all of us who love to get our food from our own backyard, local CSA or farmers market—and always need new ideas. This is a book I will turn to over and over again. They've put the recipes in the most organized, easy-to-use cookbook I've seen." Catherine Walthers, author of Raising the Salad Bar and Greens, Glorious Greens
"[Simply in Season] is more than recipes. Itís part mystic, part activist and part gourmand." Rebecca Sodergren, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Iíve tried a few cookbooks that were advertised as Ďseasonal,í but the only one to live up to its cover blurb has been Simply in Season." Green Living Ottawa
Simply in Season Blog
Co-author Cathleen Hockman-Wert maintains a blog of news and reflections on all that's good about local food. Click here to read it.
Free Simply in Season Expanded Edition Leaderís Guide Available!
Simply in Season is a great resource for the kitchen, but itís also great for small groups, book clubs and Christian education classes. The Expanded Editionís Leaderís Guide, which is based on the seasons and themes in the Simply in Season cookbook, provides biblical reflections, discussion questions, group activities and ways to integrate local food into each session. A unique feature is that while the leader uses this study guide, the "textbook" for each participant is actually the cookbook. Click here for your free download! (PDF)