Recipes from The Perennial Kitchen

The Perennial Kitchen Cookbook

More than a farm-to-table cookbook, The Perennial Kitchen expands the definition of “local food” to embrace regenerative agriculture, the method of growing small and large crops with ecological services. These farming methods, grounded in a land ethic, remediate the environmental damage caused by the monocropping of corn and soybeans. In this thoughtful collection the home cook will find both recipes and insights into artisan grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables that are delicious and healthy—and also help retain topsoil, sequester carbon, and return nutrients to the soil. Here are crops that enhance our soil, nurture pollinators and song birds, rebuild rural economies, protect our water, and grow plentifully without toxic chemicals. These ingredients are as good for the planet as they are on our plates.

A spatchcock roast chicken in a deep roasting pan with sprigs of thyme, lemon halves, and garlic cloves.

Spatchcock Roast Chicken

Spatchcocking is an easy technique that lets you roast a chicken faster and more evenly. Start your bird with a lemon and garlic seasoning and dinner will be served before you know it.