BOOKS: on Cooking, Ecology, Herbalism, Farming & Foraging

We’re often asked to suggest our favorite cookbooks. To not overwhelm you we’ve gathered a select edit and included some of our most beloved references on foraging, herbalism, farming and ecology as well. If you have additions we should consider, please add them in comments. In alphabetical order:


A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, David Tanis

At Home in The Whole Food Kitchen, Amy Chaplin

Change of Appetite, Diana Henry

Cook Beautiful, Athena Calderone

Cooking For Artist, Mina Stone

Eating Out Loud, Eden Grinshpan

Every Grain of Rice, Fuschia Dunlop

Everything I Want to Eat, Jessica Koslow

High Vibrational Beauty, Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy Diprima Morisse 

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Japanese Farm Food, Nancy Singleton Hachisu

My New Roots, Sarah Britton

Nopalito, Gonzalo Guzmán

On Vegetables, Jeremy Fox

Plenty More, Yotam Ottenlenghi

Salt Water Flour Yeast, Ken Forkish

Six Seasons, Joshua McFadden

The Art of Eating, Edward Behr

The Art of Simple Food, Alice Waters

The Noma Guide to Fermentation, David Zilber and René Redzepi

The River Cottage, Hugh Fearneley-Whittinstall

What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen, Divya Alter

100 Edible MushroomsMichael Kuo

Edible Wild PlantsJohn Kallas

Midwest Foraging, Lisa M. Rose

Mushrooms Demystified, David Arora

Nature's GardenSamuel Thayer

Northeast ForagingLeda Meredith

Southeast Foraging, Chris Bennett

Southwest ForagingJohn Slattery

Stalking The Wild AsparagusEuell Gibbons

The New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local TerroirPascal Baudar

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture, Toby Hemenway 

The New Organic Grower, Elliot Coleman

 The Whole Seed Catalog, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Ecology and Environmentalism:

A New Dynamic - Effective Business in a Circular Economy, Amory Lovins and Michael Braungart

A Sand County AlmanacAldo Leopold

Biomimicry, Janine Benyus

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, Michael Braungart and William McDonough

Ecology for Gardeners, Steven B. Carroll and Steven D. Salt

Mycelium Running, Paul Stamets

Natural Capitalism, Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins, and Paul Hawken

Plants for The People, Erin Lovell Verinder

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World, Michael Pollan


Herbalism and Aromatherapy: 

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols, Jeanne Rose 

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal, Rosalee de la Forêt

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, Kathi Keville and Mindy Green

Aromatherapy and the Mind: An Exploration into the Psychological and Emotional Effects of Essential Oils, Julia Lawless

Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Robert Tisserand

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, Suzanne Catty

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use, Rosemary Gladstar

Plants for the People, Erin Lovell Verinder

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being, Julia Lawless

The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy, Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D 

Journals and Magazines:
Bon Appetit (always been a fan and especially biased as my sister is the digital editor)

Cherry Bombe

Diner Journal





Lucky Peach


Put An Egg On It



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