Book + Seasonal Calendar
A combi deal with the (cook)book and seasonal calendar. Plus free shipping in the Netherlands.
Hardcover 176 pages | Calendar printed on recycled paper
The book explores why our food can make such a big difference and shows you what decisions matter most. The calendar shows what’s in season for each month.
40 recipes in the book
48 seasonal recipes available online through the calendar (25 of which are not in the book)
About the book
I want to invite you to an adventure. We will walk through the dark valley of climate change and then climb up the mountain of sustainable farming, from where we will be able to spot a beautiful future.
Along the way, you will have to get your hands dirty in the vegetarian kitchen of India, Mexico, Brazil, Rwanda and of course Italy. You don’t need any previous experience to join this expedition.
Whether you eat meat every day or have been vegetarian for years, we are all on a journey. This book is a compass for heading in the right direction.
“Join Frank the Fork Ranger as he starts his winding journey through the globalised landscapes of farming and food, combining bite sizes of information into a very palatable format: recipes for sustainable dishes. Through his honest exploration, Frank is one of our ambassadors for turning knowledge into action.”
prof. dr. ir. Rogier Schulte, Farming Systems Ecology Wageningen Research & University
This is the second and revised edition of the book with lots of new information, clearer writing, and updated recipes!
The seasonal calendar: what you get
Besides a beautiful item to display, this calendar:
- contains 48 easy and tasty seasonal recipes online or in-app, 4 each month
- lists the fruits and vegetables in season each month
- shows for each recipe which months it’s in season
- makes it easy to eat for the climate – the recipes are without meat and contain less dairy
- saves you time to do the research and search for recipes
- is a physical and beautiful reminder to eat with the seasons
How the seasonal calendar works
Many people want to eat seasonal food but no longer know when something is in season. And knowing is only half of the work: you also need to create a meal around those ingredients. That’s why we have created this calendar that includes 4 recipes for every month.
We cross-checked everything with various sources and divided the fruits and vegetables into four categories, to give you a better understanding of the seasons:
- Products that are almost out of season fall under last chance.
- Some products are great from storage for several months, like apples or cabbage.
- Prime time is when fruits and vegetables are harvested and they are at their best.
- And starting now helps you spot the new arrivals.
Each month includes a link to four recipes with the ingredients of that month, so you can put knowledge into action. You can open them in your browser or with a voucher code in the Fork Ranger iPhone app. Android coming soon!
This calendar will help you discover new flavors and make an impact with your food. Together we can rewild our landscapes, and in the process, rewild ourselves.
How sustainable are the book and calendar?
If you once make 4 portions Smokey Chilli without meat instead of with meat you’ve already saved 6.1 times more CO2 than the CO2 emissions of the book and calendar.
Also, there are no dates on the calendar so you can use it every year, and we’ve printed them double-sided so less paper and ink was used.
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Wells, J. R., Boucher, J. F., Laurent, A. B., & Villeneuve, C. (2012). Carbon footprint assessment of a paperback book: Can planned integration of deinked market pulp be detrimental to climate?. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16(2), 212-222.
Ingrid (verified owner) –
Mooi vormgegeven boek, met lekkere recepten en veel wetenswaardigheden over hoe goed voor de aarde te zorgen door bepaalde keuzes te maken. Ik heb er veel van opgestoken, terwijl ik dacht al aardig te weten hoe de klimaatcrisis te bezweren. Wel even wennen aan de manier waarop de recepten zijn beschreven. Hier en daar tref ik nog wat spelfouten in het boek, maar dat mag de pret niet drukken. De kalender is handig bij het kiezen van seizoensgroenten.