Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Food Swap by Emily Pastor {Book Review}

by Emily Pastor

Food Swap is quite the interesting concept for those who have a desire to barter their goods and reap more than just what they sow. Emily Pastor shares many tips and ideas on how to plan your own food swap in order to trade home-baked, canned goods, farm fresh foods, local produce, local honey, specialty foods, etc., within your community. This is such a wonderful idea for those who would like to broaden their food supply without affecting their cash flow. The photography in this book is beautiful! And, the author also shares a nice repertoire of recipes (and packaging tips) that you can use for your own home or a future food swap! I highly recommend this book for those of you who have a desire to add more bartering into their lifestyle. 

Description of book from Amazon:

"Whether your goal is to start your own community food swap, or just make delicious treats to share with family and friends, this is the book you need! Part cookbook, part how-to guide, Food Swap features more than 80 recipes for artisanal items that will be coveted at food swaps and adored as gifts, including preserves, baked goods, granolas, cheeses, pestos, roasted nuts, flavored salts, and specialty spices -- everything from salted caramel sauce and Meyer lemon curd to green tomato salsa, lavender shortbread, cultured butter, apricot jalapeno jelly, and rum vanilla extract. You’ll also find creative ways to irresistibly package your items, and the book even includes perforated gift tags ready for personalization. Finally, author Emily Paster -- co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap, one of the biggest in the world -- offers guidance on setting up a food swap in your own community, as well as inspiring stories from people who are part of this growing movement."

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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