A delicious collection of 80 specialty food recipes that are ideal for trading at food swaps or giving to friends and family as beautifully packaged gifts, along with guidance and inspiration on how to start a community food swap.
Emily Paster is the creator of the popular website West of the Loop, which was named a Top Mommy Blog by Time Out Chicago Kids and a Family Food Blog to Savor by Red Tricycle. She is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap, teaches canning classes in the Chicago area, and writes on food and entertaining for Chicago Parent magazine. Kate Payne is the founder of the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking website, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking and The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen, and a frequent contributor to Edible Austin magazine, AOL's Kitchen Daily, and a number of DIY, d cor, and cooking websites. She teaches classes at culinary institutions and Whole Foods Market. Kate rotates her time between Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX.
"Looking to build a community of food lovers? Look no further! Half
food-swap handbook, half cookbook, this volume will have you
simultaneously gathering friends and dashing for the kitchen."
-- Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars
"Food swaps are a simple yet powerful way to gather people around our great common denominator: food! Emily Paster's book is a roadmap for the journey toward stronger, more connected food-loving communities."
-- LaManda Joy, author of Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook