I love to read, particularly those books where you get lost in the story and lose track of time. When I picked up Edible: A Celebration of Foods, the book from Edible Communities co-founders Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian, I knew it would be that kind of engrossing read. After all, I can spend hours reading a new edition of Edible Austin, so imagine what an entire Edible book would be like.
I appreciated that the recipe section is organized by season with a separate index showing the region of origin. I cannot wait to try the Bay-Scented Chicken with Figs, Kohlrabi with Bacon and Squash, Mushroom & Sage Strata.
If you need a good foodie vacation without leaving the house, I highly recommend Edible for your mental road trip. You can purchase the book at Book People or you can get a signed copy from Edible Austin’s website.
Speaking of Edible Austin, they are hosting two different events on Saturday, June 19 to help you explore Austin’s local food. From noon – 4:00 pm at Breed & Co. on 29th Street, Chef Zack Northcutt will be grilling up grassfed beef sliders (Green Grass Meats) with brioche buns (Walton’s Fancy & Staple) and grilled Hill Country peaches from Engel Farm with Hail Merry Rawnola toppings. Zack is one of my favorite chefs in town and I’m sure he’ll be turning out some terrific food from the Weber grills.
Once you’ve grabbed a slider, you can prepare for your fall garden at gardening and permaculture teacher Dick Pierce’s presentation:”Feed Your Garden, Feed Yourself” – An Introduction to Nature’s Recycling (Compost), Re-use (Gardening), and Reduce (Local Food). Dick’s presentation, from 2 pm at the Austin Museum of Art at 9th and Congress, shows how to create compost from your kitchen waste to nourish your vegetable garden.