Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with another awesome book review, and this time its Modern Pioneering – More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life, By Georgia Pellegrini.
Recently, I had been given the opportunity to review this amazing book, which was honestly very helpful in giving me ideas for several upcoming home improvement projects I will be blogging about; I am beginning a complete revamp of my livingroom, kitchen, and dining room areas in my home! Modern Pioneering is both a term and a way of life for so many modern women. Whether you’re a full-time homesteading woman, a weekend farmer’s market devoté, an upcycling champion,or just an awesome gal looking to reinvent your own personal home renaissance , this resource, overflowing with kitchen, garden, and outdoors projects is sure to inspire even the most advanced DIYers! .
The book includes:
· More than 100 recipes for garden-to-table dishes, preserves, camp-style favorites, and cured foods
· Small-space and upcycled gardening advice on building a raised bed, choosing zone appropriate planting plans, grow cycling options, and self-starting heirloom seeds
· DIY projects, such as Mason jar lanterns, homemade cleaners, and homemade stationary
· Superwoman-like skills for preparation and necessary home-skills
Packed with beautiful, inspiring photographs and illustrations, Modern Pioneering proves that becoming a self-sufficient, upcycled, fully-stocked home, and the empowerment that comes with being able to complete these steps, is within the grasp of every woman, no matter her station or situation! This book makes empowerment fun!
About the Author:
Georgia Pellegrini’s taste for simple food and outdoor adventure evolved out of a childhood growing up in the Hudson Valley, on the same land her great-grandfather owned and worked. She followed her passion for French Culinary Institute, and onto 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; her writings have also 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 resides in Austin, Texas. You can visit her site, here.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (March 4, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
Retail Price: $24.00
Electronic Version also available
Prior to receiving this book, I wasn’t familiar with Georgia Pellegrini, so I truly enjoyed reading about her life in the introduction to this book. What spoke most to my sensibilities, was the author’s ability to give the reader real life cooking, DIY, and homemaking experience, presented in an easy-to-follow pioneering lifestyle. The believability of this book comes to life, with the knowledge that Pellegrini writes openly about family traditions, passed down through several generations in her own family. I love that! What can be better than real-life, time-tested life building techniques, presented in a loving, empathetic manner!
Modern Pioneering contains recipes and ideas for a variety of homesteading practices including:
- Living Off the Land
- Practical as well as Fun Crafts
- Life Skills
- and DYing
The meat and bones of the book book is divided into four main sections: the garden, the home, the wild, and the rest. The organization of the book makes it easy to find whatever topic you want to learn about within the book, in a purely conversational style. Many of the topics covered are for beginners in the homesteading lifestyle, but for even the most experienced of bloggers, this is a great home reference edition. Though this book is available on Amazon in a Kindle Edition, I highly recommend getting a physical copy to have on hand. It’s one of those books that you will refer back to at least once a season!
This book is a must-read this summer! To find out more about this book, click here!
In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free copy of the book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers, via the Blogging for Books Program in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions of this book, its author, and publisher, are that of my own.