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Celebrate small pleasures with former Chicago Tribune writer and The Feast Nearby author, Robin Mather. In her book of essays and recipes, Mather recounts her year-long journey in local eating after losing both her job and her marriage in 2009.
Moving to a cottage in her native Michigan, Mather vowed to eat three home-cooked, seasonal, and local meals a day — all on $40 a week.
The book starts with spring, a fitting season for Mather’s new beginning, and features seasonal recipes like asparagus bread pudding and sweet-biscuit strawberry shortcake. As spring gives way to summer, and then fall, Mather teaches you how to make yogurt, can corn and dehydrate carrots. This no-nonsense book provides easy tips for aspiring locavores, and shows how a few small changes in your eating habits can affect a whole community.
You can buy your own copy of The Feast Nearby or enter in the comments for a chance to win your own. Just let us know, in the comments, what you do to eat local. For inspiration, read our interview with Robin Mather for her tips on eating locally. The contest starts at 10 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, October 28 at 5 p.m. EST.
We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.
You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10 a.m. EST on October 26 and 5 p.m. EST on October 28. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $24.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.
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