The Urban Homesteading Cookbook: Forage, Ferment, Farm and Feast for a Better World by Michelle NelsonThe Urban Homesteading Cookbook: Forage, Ferment, Farm and Feast for a Better World by Michelle Nelson

The Urban Homesteading Cookbook: Forage, Ferment, Farm and Feast for a Better World

byMichelle NelsonPhotographed byAlison Page

Paperback | March 16, 2015

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An urban approach to back-to-the-land—and eating our way to a better world.

With food culture in the midst of a do-it-yourself renaissance, urbanites everywhere are relishing craft beers, foraged ingredients, sustainable seafoods, ethically raised meats and homemade condiments. Inspired by the delicious creativity of local artisans, chefs, brewmasters and mixologists, Michelle Nelson began urban homesteading in her downtown apartment. Armed with a passion for food and farming, and a Ph.D. in conservation biology and sustainable agriculture, she shares her hard-won knowledge and recipes with readers interested in collecting, growing and preserving sustainable food—even when living in an apartment or condo.

In The Urban Homesteading Cookbook, Nelson explores the world of foraging wild urban edibles, eating invasive species, keeping micro-livestock, bees and crickets, growing vegetables in pots, small-space aquaponics, preserving meats and produce, making cheese and slow-fermenting sourdough, beer, kombucha, kefir and pickles. Nelson fervently believes that by taking more control of our own food we will become better empowered to embrace sustainable lifestyles and communities.

With seventy fabulous recipes, including sesame panko-crusted invasive bullfrog legs, seaweed kimchi, rabbit with wild chanterelles, roasted Japanese knotweed panna cotta and dark and stormy chocolate cupcakes with cricket flour—this exciting new book is sure to inspire readers to embark on their own urban homesteading adventures.

Generously illustrated with gorgeous colour photography and complete with useful how-to chapters, The Urban Homesteading Cookbook is an invaluable guide for all those seeking ethical and sustainable urban food sources and strategies.

Michelle Nelson has completed a Ph.D. in conservation biology and writes about food and conservation for magazines and newspapers. She started homesteading in her one-bedroom East Vancouver apartment five years ago and now keeps chickens, quail, turkeys, geese, rabbits, goats and all kinds of beneficial microorganisms in a tiny cottag...
Title:The Urban Homesteading Cookbook: Forage, Ferment, Farm and Feast for a Better WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 1 × 10 inPublished:March 16, 2015Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771620811

ISBN - 13:9781771620819


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hmmmm Interesting sounding book. I purchased it after hearing the author interviewed on CBC Radio. It is beautifully photographed, and the stories are compelling. But one wonders about the veracity of some of it, and I think that I have only found one recipe I could practically make. Note: I live on a farm! Should have returned it, but didn't get around to it in time - hence it will be gifted or end up at a second hand book sale...
Date published: 2017-02-27