Book Review: Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini
Georgia Pellegrini says self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power. I agree. Modern Pioneering makes self-sufficiency a little easier with step-by-step instructions on how to do everything from grow a small space garden to crafting mason jar lanterns to fermenting cabbage into hot pink saurkraut.
Modern Pioneering is divided into sections: The Garden, The Home, The Wild and The Rest. The garden section includes information on tools that you need to garden, selecting a garden spot and saving seeds, along with a lot more. It offers a lot of basic information that would be helpful to any beginning gardener. As a more experienced gardener, I already knew quite a bit of the information the gardening information. However, I think the section with recipes offers great recipes for both those who have experience and those with none. Some of the recipes include: Fig and Quinoa Salad, pink pickled eggs, chocolate bread pudding, mint jelly and salmon in a jar. The Wild section offers great advice on using wild plants as food, making a basic lean-to shelter and a pocket-sized 48-hour survival tool kit in an Altoids tin (I loved this! I have my tin ready.) The Rest is a section offers more food recipes like making your own chai spice tea and cheese, along with crafty recipes like making homemade chalk paint and homemade beeswax candles.
I have several projects and recipes marked to make in this book. The pictures and step-by-step instructions are just bright and eye-catching. I truly see this books as both practical and eye candy on lazy days of dreaming what I want to make. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to make things on their own and become more self-sufficient. I thought it had a good index for finding what you are specifically looking for too.
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 Journal, Bon Appetit, American Hunter, and The Huffington Post. She has been featured on Today, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Iron Chef America. She lives in Austin, Texas. www.georgiapellegrini.com
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.