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6/12/09 5:08 P

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I eat all organic, but, really, you don't need a special cookbook. My favorite all-purpose cookbook is Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everthing. Good luck with this!

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5/29/09 10:02 P

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Like others have mentioned you could probably just take any recipe and make it organic by subbing out the ingredients. If I do this I try to stick to recipes that call for "whole" foods as much as possible (less pre-packaged or prepared ingredients).

Two of my favorite cookbooks:

Simply Organic by Jesse Ziff Cool (also focuses on using seasonal/local ingredients)

Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (focus is on whole foods, with a decent chunk towards dishes for babies/young children, but there are still good recipes for older children and adults)

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5/27/09 11:32 A

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Thanks everyone for all the great info! emoticon

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5/19/09 9:15 A

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I really liked Real Food Daily - it is recipes from the restaurant of the same name.

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5/17/09 6:35 P

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Any cookbooks by Alice Waters! Her latest, ""The Art of Simple Food" is a great one, as are all of her Chez Pannise cookbooks. She is an organic chef (and owner) of restaurant "Chez Pannise" in Berkeley CA, where I have had the luxury of eating, twice. Each day's menu is fixed, and prepared from fresh local organic ingredients found that day. I admit.... The last time I went, grass-fed veal was on the menu. While I am not a vegetarian or vegan, the idea of eating a baby animal was disturbing to me. Then, I tasted the dish, along with my husband and his friend who was visiting from Chicago for a nephrology conference. Our jaws simultaneously dropped! It was that delicious.

Anyway, her cookbooks rock, if you're looking for recipes for fresh, organic foods.

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PS-- I also get a recipe or two each week from my local CSA delivery-- this week, I got culinary lavender! There's a muffin recipe that uses it, that I'm going to try. If it's decent, I will be happy to share it, and any other recipe my CSA provides.

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5/10/09 8:54 A

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My favorites are Simply in Season and More with Less. Both are fantastic. Simply organizes recipes by season, and the other is a great to have because it has recipes for a lot of things that you wouldn't have thought. Also useful for having recipes to make things like baking mix and a white sauce (that can sub for the cream o' whatever soup).

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5/7/09 4:22 P

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I belong to an organic CSA--Community Support Agriculture. When we first signed up she gave us a cookbook called Cooking with everything from A-Z. Haven't used the cookbook much, its not that is bad but I have my favorite cookbooks and magazines that I always go to. You can make any cookbook an organic cookbook just by subbing out and putting back organic items.

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5/7/09 9:32 A

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I get all my recipes from FoodNetwork. Most of them don't use boxed mixes and it's just as easy to use organic veggies or whatever as it is to buy regular.

I did pick up a really good cookbook for people with food allergies and gluten intolerance for my step-dad but I'll be darned if I can remember the name of it. Most of those rely on organics.

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5/7/09 9:24 A

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I usually look for recipes on Epicurious. I look for recipes that don't have any packaged items in them.

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5/7/09 9:23 A

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This might be a dumb question, but technically, couldn't any cookbook or recipe become organic simply by using organic ingredients? That's what I usually do.

However, I really love Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison, which is all from-scratch stuff that also teaches you a TON about cooking all sorts of grains and vegetables. There are also some "seasonal" cookbooks out there, but I have not seen any that I really like enough to buy yet.

Good luck on your search!

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5/7/09 7:06 A

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Does anyone know of any kind of "organic cooking" cook book that is good? I have been eating more and more organic and want to get some recipe ideas...
Thanks in advance !

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