With environmental concerns at an all-time high, many of us are looking to promote sustainability in everyday ways, especially at home. It is more important than ever that our kitchen and dining spaces allow us to live in harmony with nature. This glimpse into the home kitchens and dining areas of twenty of the world’s top chefs, food bloggers, and restauranteurs reveals inspiring ways that the food-obsessed are embracing the “wild” at home in their everyday cooking and dining.
From a chef who experiments with herbs in a city apartment to a blogger who forages with her family in a local forest, each personality’s featured kitchen story offers a behind-the-scenes view of their unique cooking philosophy along with their insider tips for creating a unique kitchen space. Each chef—from Julia Sherman and David Tanis to Judy Williams and Rita Sodi—provides a simple recipe that uses their favorite natural ingredients. Offering advice on essential utensils, entertaining, and bringing the outside in, the book also features a directory of websites and restaurants for those interested in finding out more.
The desire to know where our food comes from and to minimize our carbon footprints is ever-growing. Wild Kitchen offers fresh insights into kitchen design and styling from those who understand the sustainable lifestyle best, and will inform, delight, and inspire all food lovers looking to get back to nature.
Claire Bingham is a writer, journalist, and former homes editor at Elle Decoration. She is the author of several books about design, lifestyle, and travel, and frequently writes for international magazines and newspapers.