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Garden to Table Cookbook

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I don’t want to post a review on other platforms because maybe this book just wasn’t for me.  Personally, I was instantly put off by the immature writing style in the introduction.  It was too repetitive and felt completely unedited in my opinion.  

I also felt strange about the author attributing so much success to unproven methods, while her degree and title gave more credence to what she was alleging, even when it was unscientific.  I just felt like there was a disconnect there, where her experience in mainstream academia and with new age or more experimental practices could have been explored and enhanced the text.  I mean, that is a great combination for innovation, and I would have loved to hear about her experience with that.  Without that gap being addressed I did feel like it could mislead some people.  And this is coming from someone who very much agrees with and practices a ‘local and in season; food is medicine’ lifestyle.  

I always read introductions, but I feel like that rubbed me the wrong way and made me doubtful of the research capabilities of the author.  It created a cognitive dissonance in me, but I hope that everyone who would love and appreciate this book finds their way to it.  

Also, the book was archived a month before publishing, so I had to get a copy from my library in order to review it.
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100% invaluable tool to have at your disposal if you’re new to gardening or just looking for a guide to refresh your memory.


What a unique and helpful concept. I’ve read my fair share of both gardening books AND recipe books, but I’ve yet to read a book that combines the two while also providing tips on canning and preserving in a tone that’s engaging and not dictating or outdated.

I was completely hooked.

As a young(ish) family starting their homesteading journey, even my husband has been caught reading this gem because it’s that helpful and engaging. We will be buying it in print very soon!
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Great book about growing your own with preserving tips and recipes for preserving and eating fresh. Great for any gardener.
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Thank you to the author, Fox Chapel Publishing and NetGalley, for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

A book connecting gardening and cooking: my interest is peaked. In the introduction, the author gives some background on her family, who apparently overcame various serious health conditions by changing their diet. I write "apparently" because there are claims made, but no further information or scientific evidence. To be honest, this started me off on the wrong foot, much as I was inclined to want to like this book. I was not able to find the promised "basics of vegetable gardening" in the book, and the recipes were not anything that I haven't seen before, as I tend to cook fresh and use minimal processed products. Positives were the gorgeous photographs throughout, and the positive vibes to cook from scratch and use fresh produce.
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As a gardener and cook this was right up my street.

This is seasonal so when there is glut of vegtables this is my go to book as the book is seasonally orientated. 
Illustrated well .

Great for preserving and cooking and those who use the Too Good to Go App and get a lot of one vegtable this is a great book for ideas. 

Love the authors personal story too 

Love this so recommended
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What a great cookbook! Various ways to preserve your food. Garden fruits and vegetables by season and delicious recipes to try.
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I missed the archive date by one day, so I bought this book because I love the farm-to-table concept.  I dream of living off the land one day, and this book tells you which crops are in season and recipes to cook with. I am looking forward to growing and cooking next year.

Garden to Table is written in a clear, friendly tone with beautiful photos. I found it to be a practical and accessible guide to show me how to grow, preserve, and cook my own produce year-round.
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This book would be great for the right person. I'll list what I liked and didn't like about the book to help others decide if it's right for them!

What I liked:
I appreciated learning more about the author's background and why growing her own food is important to her. I liked that the book was organized by season with recipes that make great use of produce that many would typically harvest during that season. I also appreciated the overview of options to preserve harvests for future use. Most recipes have photos with them, which is always a nice touch!

What I didn't love:
The book description states that the book "will show you how to grow a lush home garden." However, I saw very little about growing fruits and vegetables or harvesting them. I personally wasn't especially inspired by the recipes, and I don't see myself coming back to the cookbook often. I have other resources I like better for making use of my garden produce. However, if someone doesn't have a book like this already, this would be a great resource for them.

Overall, I think the book would be a great resource for those looking for ideas for how to use up what they grow in their garden who don't already have resources they like to rely on!
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Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just dipping your toes into the world of horticulture, 'Garden-to-Table' is a delightful companion that seamlessly merges the joys of growing your own produce with the pleasures of healthy eating. This book is an accessible and practical guide that opens up a world of possibilities, regardless of your gardening space or experience level.

Visually, 'Garden-to-Table' is stunning. The beautiful photos not only whet your appetite but also provide practical guidance. The step-by-step instructions are user-friendly, making it a great fit for cooks of all levels.

What I particularly appreciate is how the book is organized by season. It ensures you can relish the flavors of your garden throughout the year. With over 100 recipes catering to vegan, vegetarian, heart-healthy, and keto/low-carb preferences, there's something for everyone.

The book offers a comprehensive coverage of preserving techniques, such as freezing, canning, dehydrating, fermenting, and drying a variety of fruits and vegetables. This knowledge empowers you to enjoy your garden's bounty all year long.
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. This new cookbook felt old, and I found no recipes I hadn't seen before.
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This book is very useful and packed with information! It has canning tips and recipes, along with other recipes incorporating various fruits and veggies. It has lists of what fruits and veggies are in season for each season which I think is really useful. My favorite recipe is the Berry Dutch Baby which was absolutely delicious 😋. Overall, this is a helpful book with delicious recipes. Special Thank You to Kayla Butts, Fox Chapel Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy prior to publication.
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Tbis cookbook gives me hope that I can cook from scratch. I'm excited to try these recipes. I just reviewed Garden to Table Cookbook by Kayla Butts. #GardentoTableCookbook #NetGalley
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The increase in food costs has made it necessary to find other options for assistance with obtaining our foods. This has led to an increase in growing fruits and vegetables via community gardens to backyard gardens to container gardening.  So, this book is an excellent addition to the books already on the market. The author presents the information and recipes in a clear add simple manner making it so easy for the reader to follow—even if they are a novice.  The step-by-step instructions on preserving foods also give ease to the reader who may be doing it for the first time. The recipes are separated according to season, directions are easy to follow, and the variety presented provide great meal ideas. I especially love the increased emphasis on vegetables as this a a food group that needs more attention in our diets.

My congratulations to the author on a job well done! Definitely consider this a book for personal use and also to give as a gift. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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This cookbook is full of gorgeous pictures that make you want to dive right into cooking and preserving. The canning charts are super handy if you're into preserving flavors. Personally, I'm excited to whip up some Quick Pickles, the Balsamic Beet Salad with feta and Pecans– they sound so tempting!

They've grouped the recipes by seasons, which is smart for using fresh ingredients. Although, I wish they organized each chapter further by the types of meals for even quicker browsing.

What really caught my attention is the mix of recipes from different cultures – along with informational captions. The instructions are easy to follow, making me all the more excited to give them a go soon.

Bottom line, this cookbook has got me excited to experiment in the kitchen and try out some new flavors.
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As someone who loves harvesting vegetables from my garden, I'm always looking for new ways to use them or preserve them. I really liked the author's approach to healthy and filling options from your own garden to your family's table! The recipes all look delicious, I especially enjoyed the Greek Buddha Bowl.
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Garden to Table is a brilliant cookbook full of wonderful recipes for the fruits of your garden labor! I really love that the author starts out with the story of food, and how nutrition, and changing her diet, were instrumental in her and her mom's health.

There are sections here for freezing, drying, and canning. There are instructions and recipes included, and tons of beautiful pictures. There are instructions for how to preserve your harvest, and recipes for the spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons. The Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble is my favorite - very nostalgic, as my mom used to make strawberry-rhubarb pie out of the garden when I was a kid!

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this eARC in exchange for my honest review on the book!
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Great cookbook! I love clean eating and the best way to get all the nutrition is using food right from your garden. The book is sectioned seasonally and has beautiful pictures of her creations. I will be making the Italian wedding soup even in the summer!
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I put this one in my Amazon cart for my next big splurge. I love these types of cookbooks which take items from the garden to a wholesome meal. A charming book!

   What did I like? I like the idea of eating better. I’m still working on the soil around my house, gardening is an endeavor and I never stop learning. The cookbook has some amazing recipes that I can’t wait to enjoy! We should all be able to eat well enough to heal.

   Would I recommend or buy? I’d buy. It’s my favorite type of cookbook and it’s very versatile. From garden to table and preservation. All inclusive style book! Five stars for me!

   I received a complimentary copy but I bought my own to have. This is a voluntary review!
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I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

It's a beautiful , educational and very colorful book about gardening and vegetables that can be grown, preserved and eaten. The book is perfect for novice gardeners and enjoyed hat the tips were helpful and 
although because of my location the recipes (some of them ) did not apply
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I love how educational this was.  It was not what I expected at all.  It was a pleasant surprise. Loved it!  I learned so much.
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