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Living Kitchen: Organic Vegetarian Cooking for Family and Friends

by Jutka Harstein Floris Books
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Hbk 232 pages
AU$53.99 NZ$57.38
Product Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
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With so many customers from her restaurant asking for her delicious recipes, Jutka Harstein decided it was time to write a cookery book…This beautiful hardback book, with soft, hand-drawn pencil illustrations, is filled with nourishing recipes for all the family to enjoy. Jutka shares stories of food from her childhood in Hungary, popular recipes for healthy children's meals, celebratory food to share with friends, and recipes through the seasons. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's ideas, Jutka includes advice on nutrition and planning balanced meals that will nourish body, mind and spirit. She gives delicious options for including seven grains over the seven days of the week. All recipes use organic, vegetarian food, and are also kosher. The recipes are interspersed with charming personal anecdotes from her own life and the inspiration behind her recipes, which make this book a real joy to read.
'this book delivers countless inventive options for non-meat eaters in a charming and uncomplicated way.' -- Choice Magazine 'This is a very beautiful book and its author a wonderfully imaginative and artistic soul ... This book is about food, it is also about life and how we relate to the world. Amongst the many recipes there are stories of her childhood, of adult experiences about her understanding of life and about the way plants and nutrition should be understood. She is a devotee of biodynamic food and is able to explain in clear and accessible language the nature of a threefold plant and why it is important to prepare a meal in such a way that a balance of root, leaf and flower/seed is always included ... Most recipe books sit on the shelf till they are needed. This one can be read through almost like a novel. It is an excellent read for anyone wishing to bring new life and interest to the magic of cooking and food preparation.' -- Bernard Jarman, former Executive Director of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association 'I would recommend the book to existing Moosewood and whole-food fans, plus anyone who receives an organic fruit and vegetable box or grows their own fruit and veg.' -- We Don't Eat Anything With a Face blog 'The Living Kitchen is Jutka Harstein's celebration of good health and deliciousness, overflowing with easy-to-follow recipes: a bountiful resource for your kitchen.' -- OM Yoga
Jutka (Judith) Harstein Cohn was born as a Hungarian in Transylvania (Romania). She emigrated to Israel in 1974 at the age of twenty-one, and taught English in high schools. After discovering anthroposophy, she moved to Forest Row in England where learned more about Rudolf Steiner and cooked for people with disabilities. Since her return to Israel, she has managed the organic, vegetarian restaurant at Kibbutz Harduf, and she lectures on nutrition in Waldorf schools.