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

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.


  1. What a great event! I’m sorry I had to miss it. I look forward to going through that list and reading about everyone’s take on such a delicious topic!

  2. I loved the cookbook for this month’s book club! Totally up my alley, and with such wonderful seasonal dishes, it’s sure to make Thanksgiving something to be even more thankful for! I am going to make the honey glazed carrots and parsnips for Thanksgiving. For the potluck last week I cooked the winter squash and yam casserole (p 232 in the book!) and it is a WONDERFUL dish for the holidays. Yams without marshmellows are just as sweet. I promise!

  3. Can’t wait for the next one! I’m going to make the winter squash and yam casserole for Thanksgiving! I made the ham and gruyere frittata for the potluck and will be making it again soon. So easy and so good! Thanks again!

  4. What a fabulous evening! I had such a great time. Thank you for hosting at your lovely home and for gathering all those interesting women together for delicious food and conversation. I think this cookbook is destined to be a favorite of min. I’m looking forward to the next cookbook club get together immensely.

  5. I am still loving this cookbook. I have made a bunch of recipes from it, and we had so much fun cooking with our potluck lunch. Having a cookbook as our book was an inspired option, as it’s unique but also gets us socializing and talking more about the book. I love that I keep pulling it out – and the wee ones went through and marked all the recipes they’d be willing to TRY. Awesome for expanding their palates!


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