The Earthbound Cook by Myra Goodman – A From Left to Write/This Week for Dinner Cookbook Club

Silicon Valley potluck dinner. Photo by Jane Maynard, This Week for Dinner

The Earthbound Cook by Myra Goodman

Why eat organic? What is fennel anyway and how in the world do you slice the bulb? And, what…what should you make for dinner tonight anyway? Two kinds of clubs – the From Left to Write book club and the This Week for Dinner cooking club – have come together to form a Cookbook Club and our first selection, The Earthbound Cook, was a complete hit. We even got together IN PERSON for some potluck dinners/lunches and some good old fashioned book club chatting. Talk about a great way to try tons of dishes from one cookbook with only a little bit of work.

Silicon Valley potluck dinner. Photo by Jane Maynard, This Week for Dinner

We had a ball with this one, as you will see from all of the stories the From Left to Write bloggers are sharing today, inspired by the cookbook The Earthbound Cook by Myra Goodman, co-founder of Earthbound Farms.

{Stay tuned for an interview with author Myra Goodman later today on From Left to Write.}


From Left to Write / This Week For Dinner Cookbook Club Silicon Valley meetup for The Earthbound Cook

About the book:

As a busy working mom and creative cook, Myra Goodman knows how to make food taste good. And as the co-founder of Earthbound Farm, she knows how producing food sustainably can do good. Put those two things together, and you have her new cookbook, The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet.

In this, her second cookbook, Myra weaves all new recipes into an Earth-friendly theme from starters to seafood, meat to side dishes, breakfast to dessert. For example, there’s a chapter devoted to Vegetarian Entrées; the Vegetable and Grains Salads chapter shows imaginative ways to create tasty salads with substance; and there’s a Baking chapter full of wonderful breads, pita, and pizza.

Together with the delectable food, Myra includes easy guidance for conscientious shoppers about making eco-friendly choices at the market, plus primers on cooking methods and tools, sidebars with insightful ingredient information — and tons of Green Living tips, too.

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Visit Earthbound Farm’s website with information about The Earthbound Cook.

Visit the publisher’s website.

Purchase your *autographed!* copy of The Earthbound Cook.

Follow @earthboundfarm on Twitter.

Read about author Myra Goodman.

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Check out other From Left to Write upcoming book clubs and follow the From Left to Write Google Calendar to keep up to date on all of the book club events and dates.

From Left to Write at BlogHer’10 and September Book Club Title – Following Polly by Karen Bergreen

Following Polly by Karen Bergreen

Following Polly by Karen Bergreen

Last Friday, about twenty of 100+ From Left to Write bloggers attended the BlogHer’10 Conference in New York City. Amidst the business of conference sessions, networking, parties and just seeing NYC, the From Left to Write bloggers were honored to enjoy a relaxed and intimate private book signing and drinks with author Karen Bergreen, a New York comedian who recently published her first novel, Following Polly, a summer reading pick of Oprah’s O Magazine.

From Left to Write will be reading and holding a book club on Following Polly on September 14th.

About the book:

Would you call Alice Teakle a stalker?  Or just someone with an, um, healthy obsession with golden girl Polly Linley Dawson?  No one much notices Alice: not her boss, not the neighbors, not even her Mother.

Besides, everyone follows Polly: her business selling high-end lingerie you can imagine only her elegant self wearing, her all-over-the-social-pages marriage to movie director Humphrey Dawson, her chic looks, her wardrobe. Alice just follows her a little more….closely.

And when she loses her job and starts to follow Polly Dawson one Manhattan autumn afternoon, Alice stumbles on the object of her attention sprawled dead on the floor of a boutique.  Alice is forced to become truly beneath anyone’s notice. Invisible, in fact. Because she’s accused of murder.

But can another obsession help save Alice with the fallout?  Charlie is Alice’s longtime unattainable crush.  He might be able to help her out of the mess she’s in…in return for a favor or two, that is.    And how will Alice find out if Charlie is really the man Alice thinks he is?

Visit the publisher’s website and Karen Bergreen’s website.

Follow Karen Bergreen on twitter.

Purchase your copy of Following Polly by Karen Bergreen.

Check out other From Left to Write upcoming book clubs and follow the From Left to Write Google Calendar to keep up to date on all of the book club events and dates.