Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Modern Pioneering - A Book Review

Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini has more than 150 recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life.  When I received this book I felt like a little kid eating a chocolate bar.  I simply devoured it.  The key word to describe this book is found in the title.  Modern.  If you are looking for a pioneering book that gives pointers on off-grid living or homesteading this is not the book for you, but if you are a individual that would like to become more self-sufficient and are not sure where to begin this book would be a great starting point.
I've been gardening most of my adult life.  I grow my own vegetables, I can with a pressure cooker, I grow herbs both for culinary and medicinal purposes and I strive to live a more natural life.  This book was not advanced enough for me, but even so there were some great recipes included that I would like to try.  It is loaded with beautiful pictures and step by step instructions.  I personally loved the "handwritten" drawings and writings that gave it a more journal, personal effect.  In the back of the book the author included websites where you can find different resources which I thought was a great addition.

The book is divided into sections.  The Garden, The Home, The Wild, The Rest and Weekend Warrior Projects.  The author encourages people of all walks of life to live a more self sufficient lifestyle.  Even if all you have is a windowsill you can grow herbs for the kitchen and Modern Pioneering will help you begin your self sufficient endeavors!

More about the author:

GEORGIA PELLEGRINI's taste for simple food and outdoor adventure evolved as she grew up in the Hudson Valley, on the same land her great-grandfather owned and worked. She followed her passion to the French Culinary Institute and then to Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and La Chassagnette in France. Georgia is the author of two previous books,Food Heroes and Girl Hunter, and her writing has appeared in The Wall Street JournalBon Appetit,American Hunter, and The Huffington Post. She has been featured on TodayJimmy Kimmel Live!, and Iron Chef America. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can visit her website at www.georgiapellegrini.com

If you want to learn more about the book Modern Pioneering you can do so by clicking HERE.

***I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my review.

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