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.


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.


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.

Milligan News Company – Open House, October 9 in San Jose, CA

Milligan News - Open House Oct 9, 2010

Milligan News in San Jose, CA - Open House Oct 9, 2010

Looking for something fun and unusual to do this weekend with the kids? Something that combines books and history mixed with bit of education and a time when people wore proper hats (can’t we all just agree to wear proper hats again?) How about a throw-back to publishing that dates to the 1930’s?

Milligan News Company will be celebrating its 75th year with an Open House on Saturday, October 9th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its warehouse store at 150 North Autumn Street in downtown San Jose, California a half-block north of the HP Pavilion.

Event Details:
  • Popular San Jose Author Francisco Jimenez and award winner Gennifer Choldenko will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Door prizes will be awarded every half hour.
  • Representatives from Scholastic Press, Simon & Schuster, and Random House will be introducing new titles.
  • A 30% discount is available on all purchases.
  • Free parking is available.
The History of Milligan News:
Donald A. Milligan founded Milligan News back in the days when deliveries were made by horse and buggy and magazine displays shared space with hot water bottles. Who knows what hot water bottles were used for, I’m still stuck on the whole “how do I find directions to somewhere when I don’t have Mapquest at my fingertips?”
Nowaday’s Milligan News’ is Northern California’s leading supplier of educational books, representing most major publishers. Their education department has been providing reading materials to independent booksellers, schools, and libraries since 1962.  While their customers are made up primarily  of educators (teachers, homeschoolers, librarians, tutors, etc) this event is open to the public and everyone can partake of the 30% discount.

See you there! I’ll be the one riding up in the horse and buggy!
– Paige

Paige Bayer blogs about canning and preserving food, local farms and food politics at Canning with Kids.  If you tweet, you can follow Paige at @PaigeBayer. This is an original post to From Left to Write. The Twitter hashtag for the From Left to Write book club is #left2write. Follow From Left to Write at @fromleft2write.

Deal from Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park


If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may already be aware that we have a really cool independent bookstore called Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park. There is a 50% off deal today from Juice in the City. Have fun shopping!

J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan The Show in San Francisco: A From Left to Write Outing

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan - The Show in San Francisco, CA

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan - The Show in San Francisco, CA

Last Wednesday, a group of mom bloggers flew to Neverland, where Peter Pan the show is currently running through September 5 at Ferry Park in San Francisco. Many of the From Left to Write bloggers from the San Francisco Bay Area were among them, this being a show based upon the original Peter Pan story by JM Barrie (download your free copy here).

Read about our adventures:

Thanks to SHNSF for the tickets*.

*Disclosure: Each blogger received four free tickets from SHNSF to see Peter Pan. From Left to Write is not obligated to write about the show, but if and when we do all opinions are our own.