Need a little inspiration?
I visit the following blogs regularly, some of them daily, and have been reading most of them for years. They all have gorgeous photographs and creative, original recipes. They all have beautiful, inspiring writing and captivating stories. They’re real beauties that keep me coming back for more.
The following books are also inspiring for one reason or another. Whether it be raising crops, preparing food, practicing the nuances of exceptional food photography, the beauty or sorrow of life, the magic of imagination, or the poignance of a narrative. I love these books. I rely on them.
The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling by Helene Dujardin
The Herbal Handbook: A User’s Guide to Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman
Put ’em Up! by Sherri Brooks Vinton
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces by Gayla Trail
Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes by Jeffrey Hamelman
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
The Harry Potter U.K. Series by J.K. Rowling