Synopses & Reviews
This quietly revolutionary guidebook picks up where the bestselling Process Self-Reliance Series' The Urban Homestead left off and brings us into the kitchen, where the daily choices we make involving food have a profound impact both on our lives and the world at large.
Deborah Eden Tull draws upon years of experience as a monk, organic farmer, and chef to introduce simple but life-changing ways for urbanites to adopt a more mindful relationship with food, from shopping, menu planning, cooking, growing, and storing food, maintaining the kitchen, and eating out, to community food sharing and tips for parents.
Beautifully illustrated, practical, and fun, this book is filled with anecdotes and step-by-step instructions to inspire neophytes and experienced homesteaders alike.
The Natural Kitchen's introspective and educational journey will inspire action and change forever the way readers relate to food, the environment, and their daily lives.
"We are what we eat. And if what we eat is genetically modified, industrially grown and processed toxic junk, we are turning our bodies into a junkyard and a graveyard. The Natural Kitchen shows how you can bring back reverence for food, for your body and for the earth. And like the examples cited, you too can join this amazing revolution in the makingone kitchen at a time, one meal at a time."
Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya
Author, Monocultures of the Mind, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, and Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge
"Deborah Eden Tull's book will change your life and how you relate to food and to the planet on a daily basis. It is a guide to help people make the shift from "consumers" to 'earth stewards,' and teaches an approach to food and cooking that is about celebrating nature, mindfulness, community,pleasure, and long-term sustainability, rather than convenience and short-sightedness."
Helena Norber-Hodge, Founder, International Society for Ecology and Culture
Author, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh
"Deborah Eden Tull teaches an awareness of the big picture of our relationship with food, and offers a powerful, inspiring manifesto for how to apply this greater awareness to our daily lifestyle, starting with the meals we eat. Through her grounded and compassionate approach to sustainability and inspiring stories from sustainable communities, she guides us in embodying the change, rather than just thinking about it. This comprehensive book offers many realistic and practical options for radically reducing consumption and waste in the kitchen while increasing awareness of the impact of our decisions on our world. This should be in every household library."
Penny Livingston-Stark, Co-director, Regenerative Design Institute
"The Natural Kitchen is a wonderful introduction to applying sustainability to your life through the food you eat. The thoughtful, step-by-step process will make you seeand tastefood in a whole new way."
Debra Lynn-Dadd, Author, Home Safe Home
A simple, revolutionary guide to mindful, sustainable food shopping, planning, preparation, cooking, and eating in the city.
About the Author
Deborah Eden Tull is a sustainability coach and meditation teacher who emphasizes the interconnection between personal and planetary well-being. She has 18 years of experience in the field of sustainability and sustainable agriculture, including seven years training as a Zen monk. She is certified in Permaculture Design, Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening, and Compost Education.