Earth Eats

Earth Eats

Real Food Green Living
Annie Corrigan
With Daniel Orr
Distribution: World
Publication date: 3/30/2017
ISBN: 978-0-253-02693-4
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Focusing on local products, sustainability, and popular farm-to-fork dining trends, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living compiles the best recipes, tips, and tricks to plant, harvest, and prepare local food. Along with renowned chef Daniel Orr, Earth Eats radio host Annie Corrigan presents tips, grouped by season, on keeping your farm or garden in top form, finding the best in-season produce at your local farmers’ market, and stocking your kitchen effectively. The book showcases what locally produced food will be available in each season and is amply stuffed with more than 200 delicious, original, and tested recipes, reflecting the dishes that can be made with these local foods. In addition to tips and recipes, Corrigan and Orr profile individuals who are on the front lines of the changing food ecosystem, detailing the challenges they and the local food movement face.

With more than 140 color photos,
Earth Eats showcases local food at its finest and features everything the local grower and food enthusiast needs to know all year round, including how to cook up a healthy compost heap, nurture a failing bee colony, create an all-natural deer repellant, and ferment delicious vegetables.

Author Bio

Annie Corrigan is an on-air personality and producer for WFIU Public Radio and the host of the Earth Eats radio show.

Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington Restaurant and author of several cookbooks, including
FARMfood: Green Living with Chef Daniel Orr.


"Earth Eats is an eye-popping, mouth-watering celebration of local food and the people who produce it. Savor this beautiful book slowly like you would a rich helping of Chef Daniel Orr’s Persimmon and Raisin Bread Pudding. Me, I gobbled it down like a bowl of Curried Kale Chips, and it left me craving more. With eight years of Earth Eats broadcasts under their belts, I hope Annie, Daniel, and their collaborators have another book in them. This one is a peach (locally grown, of course)!" —Christine Barbour, author of Home Grown Indiana

"Writer, radio host, and gardener Annie Corrigan and chef and gardener Daniel Orr whet the appetite with tips on natural growing practices, harvesting, and eating delicious and healthful food. You can almost taste the goodness in Earth Eats." —Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, The Hoosier Gardener

"Together, Annie Corrigan and Daniel Orr form an awesome powerhouse of sustainable living knowledge and local food resources and recipes. . . . It’s a collaborative effort, featuring recipes and tips from gardeners and chefs who know their field and are ready to share their favorite tips and tricks to help anyone create a better meal, snack, or dessert or take better care of their homestead." —Little Indiana

"Her mission is to stay as true as possibel to choosing ingredients that are grown close by, picked at their freshest, and prepared in the home kitchen. The book also includes tips for cooking up a hearty compost heap and building te bin where it will reside, how to forage for ramps, and what to do with that bumper crop of tomatoes. . . . Lively interviews and vibrant photographs flesh out this tribute to a great radio show and our vibrant local food culture." —Limestone Post Magazine

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Table of Contents

Ready, Set… Grow! Beginner’s Guide To Gardening
The Perfect Location
Which Bed Is Best

Plant What You'll Eat

Time and Patience

What Shall I Feed Them?
Hello, Spring Greens
Kale Recipes
Cooking Up A Healthy Compost Heap
Browns Vs. Greens

Compost No-Nos

Turn It Up

Break It Down
Build Your Own Compost Bin
The Birds And The Bees Of Growing Food
Swarm Of Bees Free To A Good Home (If You Can Catch Them)

Science Of Swarming
Nurturing A Dying Beehive Through Its Final Season

One Sting At A Time

Requiem For A Beehive

This Orchard Is Looking For A Few Good Bees

A Little Help From My Friends

Bachelors Of The Bee World

Home Sweet Home

Security Guards For The Orchard
Chickens: The Snack Food Of The Wild Kingdom
Most Wanted Criminals
Where The Wild Things Are—Not In Your Coop!
Chicken Run and Pen
Eat Your Flower Garden
Up Your Local Food Game With Community Supported Agriculture
CSAs Are Make Or Break For Farmers

Sharing The Risk

My Food Budget
New To Carrot Tops? This Pesto Is A Good Place To Start
One Heckuva Sandwich
Sugaring Season
Maple Tree Tapping 101
Boil It Down
BFFs: Rhubarb And Strawberries
Marshall Strawberry Explores Its Artistic Side
Spring Treats
Get To Know Spring Wild Edibles
Into The Woods


Wood Sorrel

Backyard Adventures
Autumn Olive
Sustainable Foraging
Hunting For Morels
Fresh Spring Flavors
All in the Allium Family
Cooking With Garlic Scapes

Summer Farmers’ Market Must-Haves
The Day To Day Job Of A Gardener
The Weeds Have It
It's All About The Wet Stuff

Good Guys Vs. Bad Guys

Disease Control, The Organic Dilemma

Even The Pros Pull Weeds

Name The Enemies

For The Love Of Organic Farming

The Cycle Of A Vegetable's Life
It’s Harvest Time!
Tons Of Tomatoes
Jeff Mease’s Life With Tomatoes
Preserving Tomatoes
Tomato Ice Cubes
Tomato Recipes
Roasted Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The Chicken and the Egg
Hot Days, Cool Chicks
The First Eggs Are Here... I Think?

Brooding Season
Practice Your Poaching With A Breakfast Salad
Southern Indiana’s Lots Craft—Oak Road Baskets
Record Of The Past
Porch Drinks
U-Pick, U-Cook Berries Adventure
Summer Sauces For Salads, Sandwiches And Snacks
Simple Syrups Meet Your Herb Garden
Pesto Time, Excellent
What Are You Bringing To The Pitch-In?

Reclaiming The Old Ways: Fermentation

It All Started With A Garden

Advice For First Timers

New Flavors: Acarajé

From Gourmet to Everyday

Fear Not, Fermentation Rookie
Persimmons: Orange Globes Hang From Fall Trees
Spoon, Fork Or Knife?
Persimmon Recipes
The Giving Tree
Unexpected Housemate
Strength In Numbers
Fall Favorites: Paw Paws
Paw Paws Are Still More At Home In The Woods Than On Farms
Paw Paw Pioneers
Way Down Yonder In The Paw Paw Orchard
Paw Paw Recipes
Gary Paul Nabhan’s Favorite Apples
Apple Recipes





Get Your Home Cooking On With Clara Moore

From Restaurant Chef To Frugal Home Cook

Meal Planning Is Not Lame, You Guys

Better With A Plan

Questions To Ask/Answer

Plan, Shop, Cook, Eat
Adaptability Is The Name Of The Game At Community Kitchen
Kitchen Basics
Lentils 101
Bone Broth With The Hub’s Domestic Diva
Sprout It Yourself
Gardens Still Going Strong In Fall
Cover Crops

Crop Rotation
Next Level Gardening: Seed Saving
The Magic Of Pollination
Seed Saving 101
Beyond The Jack-O-Lantern

One Farmer, Five Dogs And The Eighty Sheep They Tend
A Life With Animals
Cold Hardy Greens Thrive In The Hoop House
Green Recipes For The Cold Months
All Are Welcome At Joshua Ploeg’s Pop-Up Vegan Café
Pizza Party
Baking The Perfect Homemade Pizza: How Do Pizza Stones Work?
Choose Your Chickens Well
Egg Layers
Meat Birds
Winterizing Your Chickens
A Dry Coop Is A Happy Coop
Frostbite Hurts!
To Heat Or Not To Heat
Eat, Drink And Be Merry
All Cooped Up
Root Vegetables Will Be There For You This Winter
Meet Shadow, The Asian Water Buffalo From Indiana
A Ton Of Fun
Comfort Foods
First Meal
Breakfast Recipes
A Farmer And A Chef Walk Into A Bar…
Soups And Stews
And A Happy New Year
Wassailing Once Again
Good Excuse For A Party