Ever wonder if those “organic” fruits and vegetables at your local grocer in the organic section are really organic? In Alexandra Zissu's second book, The Conscious Kitchen which hits stores today, reveals more than just the PLU: The Price Look Up code – the series of numbers on that little sticker you see on all supermarket produce that tell you whether your fruit and veg are organic, conventional or genetically modified.
The Conscious Kitchen is a great place to start if you’re wondering how to buy organic and why. Covering every aspect of the kitchen head to toe from produce to farmers markets to cookware, appliances and cleaning products plus every food and beverage related topic in between. The Conscious Kitchen will teach you how everyday choices no matter how small can change the world.
Based on the basic premise that food is something to share, Zissu offer’s people simple tools; “So they know what to look for when shopping for food and something to think about so they know how to eat and to shop for food better”.
The book is filled with fantastic easy to absorb advice sprinkled with tips that will leave you more aware of your next purchase, waste and reuse.
A tip I really like is saving the rind of your Parmigiano-Reggiano to use as a Parmesan bouillon – I had no idea! Being married to an Italian we plough through our Parmesan and I regularly make soup and risotto. And I love the ten conscious kitchen commandments…You’ll have to buy the book to find out what they are. The Conscious Kitchen will teach you that real food can be affordable and might actually save you money so embrace your kitchen and make it mindful. Don't fret if you're not sure how to cook, recipes from well known chefs are included.
The Conscious Kitchen is available at major bookstores and
online. For more information on Alexandra Zissu visit her site: alexandrazissu.com