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The Ecology Center Announces Cookbook Release, November 2018



Published by powerHouse Books

Foreword by Alice Waters; Introduction by Evan Marks

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., (Sept. 13, 2018) – The Ecology Center is pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated cookbook, Community Table: Recipes for an Ecological Food Future. More than a cookbook, this is a manual for an abundant and thriving ecological food future. The book reflects The Ecology Center's commitment to building a culinary community that engages consumers, farmers, chefs, and purveyors equally, and celebrates the beauty of connecting around the table. Community Table celebrates the farmers and chefs who model how to prepare and enjoy delicious food while also respecting our shared ecosystem.

Throughout 2016, The Ecology Center invited Community Table Accord chefs and farmers to develop a series of curated dining experiences. Centered around the organization's 10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System, these committed chefs and farmers shared the story of food from farm to plate. Each dinner provided a space for community education as well as inspired dialogue around the challenges and solutions inherent in our food system.

This extraordinary series was documented to create a one-of-a-kind cookbook. This book celebrates a year’s worth of incredible dinners through a deep exploration of our food landscape. Chefs, farmers, and purveyors share their role in the food system to build awareness and demonstrate opportunities for all to make a change. This is The Ecology Center's first of what they hope will be many manuals to be written, so that together we can continue to improve our food system and celebrate those who lead the way.

From seasonally-inspired recipes to sourcing suggestions to addressing the importance of polyculture farming, Community Table merges diverse recipes and resources with actionable tips and solutions. In doing so, the table is set for an abundant and nourishing future that celebrates delicious food and the inherent interconnectedness of our ecosystems.

A partial preview is available by clicking here: Community Table

Community Table / Food Events / Cookbook / Hosting Recipes / Food for Thought

Hardcover, 7-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches, 320 pages

ISBN: 978-1-57687-882-8, $40.00 US/CAN

High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: From Community Table by The Ecology Center, published by powerHouse Books.

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