“Think of The Conscious Kitchen as a nuts and bolts guide that helps make sense of the many things we consume without questioning, but probably know we should.” Deborah Madison “It could easily become as thumbed-through and trusted a resource for conscious cooks as Mastering the Art of French Cooking was for home cooks.” LeitesCulinaria.com “Zissu covers appliances, pots and pans, dealing with waste, and vetting your storage containers for toxins with a straightforward, non-judgmental tone that makes it all seem do-able. Her “some is better than none” philosophy means you can take on the suggestions that fit your life without feeling guilty about the ones you leave behind. An indispensable book for anyone looking to eat and cook more sustainably.” The Associated Press “One good book…take it along to the market with you and it will prove to be invaluable.” The Detroit Press “[A] great book…well researched and thorough and there is nothing preachy or doctrinaire about the writing….It’s filled with all kinds of useful information, like short tips about everything from fishing to making your own pasta, to lists for further reading on many topics, to sources for ingredients and organic beer.” Treehugger.com “[A] $13.99 paperback with so much information that it almost opens itself and reads to you.” The Lakeland Ledger “Concise…[and] eminently readable.” The Montreal Gazette “Looking for simple ways to be good to the environment and your bod? The Conscious Kitchen…offers how-to’s on cutting energy bills, avoiding pesticides in food, and whipping up tasty, healthy meals.” Heath Magazine “Thoughtful and extremely informative.” Library Journal Express
ALEXANDRA ZISSU writes about green living, food, and parenthood. She is the coauthor of The Complete Organic Pregnancy , contributes the “Ask an Organic Mom” column to TheDailyGreen.com, and blogs for PlanetGreen.com. Her stories on food and environmental topics have appeared in the New York Times , Green Guide , Plenty , Cookie , T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York magazine, Details , Bon Appétit , Teen Vogue , Self , and Health, among other publications. She is also a public speaker and “greenproofer,” an eco-lifestyle consultant. Visit her website www.AlexandraZissu.com.