Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living by Annie Corrigan with Daniel Orr

Annie Corrigan and Daniel Orr’s new book, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living, offers information and recipes for enjoying a Hoosier lifestyle. Arranged by season, the recipes cover all areas of food and cooking. The appealing layouts include recipes on a single page to make following them easier. Interspersed among the recipes are informational pages on everything from raising chickens, rendering lard, foraging, cover crops, making stock, seed saving and more.
The book has a real Hoosier aspect. One section features recipes for drinks to enjoy while sitting on your porch. Other Hoosier specialties include recipes for paw paws, persimmons, sugar cream pie, apple butter, fried green tomatoes, succotash and zucchini. It also features stories about Hoosier farmers and restaurants.
The recipes range from fairly simple to some that would challenge a good cook. Many of the recipes are vegetarian and those with meat can easily be adapted to a vegetarian or vegan version. Along with the Hoosier-centric specialties, the book also features recipes for foods and spices with a sophisticated international flair such as Tuscan-style roasted broccoli, lentil tarragon soup, baked brie, Vietnamese summer salad rolls and scones. The recipe in the book that I’d really like to try is the chicken baked in a pumpkin pot — what a creative and interesting idea. This book is full of them. If you buy any cookbook this year, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living should be the one.
This book is available at Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Ave.