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The Sunny Side of Cooking
The Sunny Side of Cooking: Solar cooking
What if there was a year-round method of cooking that
was low cost, powered by sunlight, non-polluting, and easy to do even in
college dorms, apartment balconies and off-the-grid locations?
There is: solar cooking.
At the dawn of the 21st century, the need for sustainable cooking solutions is great, including fossil fuel-caused climate change, the end of cheap oil, and deforestation due to firewood collection. Whether you spend a couple of hours building a simple solar cooker out of cardboard and foil, or buy a sturdy commercial model, it is possible to do everything from simmering to blanching, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, baking, roasting, toasting, pan frying, grilling, food canning, medical sterilization, and even making ice (at night!).
The Sunny Side of Cooking is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for both beginning and experienced solar cooks. Includes:
“Beautifully detailed and
— Solar cooking pioneer Barbara Prosser Kerr,
Co-inventor of the EcoCookerTM solar box cooker,
Kerr-Cole sustainable Living Center, Taylor, Arizona