Urban Harvest Cookbook Review

In eleven years, OzHarvest has delivered over 30 million meals to Australians in need, rescued over 10,000 tonnes of good quality surplus food and are now celebrating the release of their second cookbook Urban Harvest.

Urban Harvest Coobook

Urban Harvest represents all that OzHarvest stands for: nourishment, goodness and a collective nurturing team of magnificent people,” Ronni Kahn, CEO and Founder of OzHarvest says in the book’s introduction. 100 recipes from the kitchens of 50 top chefs including Justin North, Guillaume Brahimi, Somer Sivrioglu and Peter Gilmore make up the 300-page cookbook, many of which are lovingly photographed.

You’ll find the recipes under five categories, Beginning (starters, soups and small share plates), Middle (pastas, salads, noodles and roasts), Burgers, Gather (for sharing with many people) and End (sweets and desserts). The recipes range from the simple to make with few common ingredients to those that are started a day or two in advance.

The type of cuisine embodies multicultural Australia with Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Indian and Asian inspired recipes to name a few. Think Ancient Grain Salad, Stuffed Turkish Flatbread, Lemon and Herb Lamb Shoulder, Spinach and Gorgonzola Risotto and Muhallabia with Rosewater.

The book takes inspiration from the home gardens, vertical walls, community gardens and chefs’ kitchen gardens that are springing up in cities all over the world. You’ll find a section on planting a garden, keeping chicken and bees, the need for healthy soil, and food saving tips.

Urban Harvest inspires, not only to create nourishing recipes but to adopt a philosophy that encourages growing, learning and cooking delicious food while being aware of wastage.

Urban Harvest is priced at RRP$60 AUD. OzHarvest can provide two meals for every $1 donated, so for every book purchased, 120 meals can be delivered to those in need. The OzHarvest Cookbook is available at the OzHarvest Soul Shop www.ozharvest.org or by calling OzHarvest on 1800 108 006.

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Urban Harvest Cookbook Review was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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