If you are interested in eating food that is fresh and in season this is the cookbook to get. Paleo By Season: A Chef’s Approach to to Paleo Cooking, by Peter Servold, is a great cookbook for Paleo and non-Paleo eaters. The books gorgeous photographs by Sarah Servold, highlight the seasonal recipes Peter created beautifully. Each recipe is arranged by season based on the fresh ingredients available that time of year. There is also a photo recipe index in the back of the book if you’re looking for something in particular.
One area of the book I found particularly helpful was the cooking through the CSA section. I’ve often gotten stumped or in a rut with what to do with our CSA haul. Not anymore. Now I have fresh ideas and new recipes on how to cook and even the order to eat the CSA items such as the abundant lettuces, so my items won’t go bad before we get to them. I look forward to the upcoming fall and winter seasons so I can cook from new sections from the book with my CSA or farmers market purchases. Then I’ll get to try the spring section and round it right back out by returning to the tasty items from summer.
Peter being a trained chef and the chef behind Pete’s Paleo (an amazing prepared paleo meals service) also means his recipes are well developed and super tasty. Each recipe has a difficulty rating, but I’ve found the recipes with more difficulty are the ones that take more time not necessarily more skill. Those are best saved for a Sunday meal in our house when I’ve got more time to cook. So far, I’d say the Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles and Peach Basil Salsa are a favorite. I really want to try the Bone Marrow Vinaigrette, Thai Ginger Pork Sausage, and Peter’s Stuffed Anaheim Chiles.
This cookbook is a unique addition to any cookbook collection because of it’s approach to cooking seasonally with fresh local ingredients. It’s one that will continue to be referenced and used throughout the year because of this and is why I recommend it to everyone, not just those who eat Paleo. This book will not just sit on the shelf collecting kitchen dust in our house. It’ll be a great resource to refer to year round so we always have recipes to utilize what is in season.
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