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By Marie Viljoen

Marie Viljoen's appealing first book attracts the reader right into a global of unfolding seasons, visible from the point of view of knowledgeable gardener, prepare dinner and photographer. every one bankruptcy is a month, divided into 3 components: big apple urban, the author's backyard, and her kitchen, each one atmosphere the level for a lavish seasonal menu with recipes drawn from farmers markets, wild-foraged components, and bring grown on her urban terrace and roof farm.
Named for the dimensions of her tiny Brooklyn terrace, and the web publication it encouraged, Viljoen's e-book is a special viewpoint of the concrete jungle, the place the month is understood through the vegetation in bloom, the vegetable in season, and the migrating birds criss-crossing a Brooklyn sky. It unearths an aspect of town that few humans be aware of, and evokes a considerate approach to life that's gaining traction within the twenty first century.  
Set opposed to a backdrop of starting to be up in South Africa and relocating to the U.S., assembly her French husband, and discovering a culinary and emotional domestic in Brooklyn, Viljoen's booklet is a love letter to residing seasonally within the most renowned urban at the planet.

compliment for 66 sq. Feet:

"With lush images and spare prose, Ms. Viljoen has used sixty six sq. ft to checklist her lifestyles as a gardener, a cook dinner and an city forager, harvesting mushrooms from Green-Wood Cemetery, seashore plums from Jamaica Bay and century-old glass bottles from the unload at lifeless Horse Bay..." - New York Times
"This booklet exhibits you a brand new York urban you are going to by no means forget." - Wilder Quarterly
"When humans name Gotham an city jungle, they seldom suggest whatever approximately flowers or fauna. but when you do not ponder this urban as a residing surroundings, Marie Viljoen will swap your standpoint perpetually. this is often artistic nonfiction, minimize from an analogous fabric as nice nature writing..." - Edible Brooklyn
"This is a fascinating, grounded and lovely book." - Edible San Diego
"This is my favourite form of cookbook. tales on each web page with recipes tucked in among, beautiful photographs that make me see the streets of recent York in a very varied mild, and an emphasis on sharing foodstuff with buddies. it is the form of cookbook that I continue by way of my bedside to learn within the drowsy, restful moments earlier than sleep after which hold with me into the kitchen the following day...This booklet is the whole package!" - The Kitchn /Apartment Therapy

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They can no longer all healthy at the terrace without delay and needed to revolve out and in. Writing concerning the backyard and posting its images was once a manner of inviting extra humans in, and of sharing my nice appreciate small issues with readers who looked as if it would take equivalent excitement in them. i started to think happier than I had for a few years. right here I felt that i used to be in a position to reside huge, with little. In my grown-up existence in Brooklyn, with a 66-square-foot terrace, the grand scale of early life has been telescoped to the naked minimal. regardless of its constraints, this house has controlled to be either a shelter from the teeming strength of the town and a resource of notion and elements for my day-by-day family lifestyles. A backyard and a kitchen—regardless of scale—are my must haves. The act of cooking has chuffed the hedonist in me; it's an act that offers excitement. however it has additionally supplied course, career, and a feeling of feat while my lifestyles has been unsatisfied, process while constitution has been wanted. it's been a realistic type of escapism, protecting my tendency to withdraw. It has consummated celebrations in satisfied occasions and has consistently been a gift to appear ahead to on the finish of an afternoon. Cooking now's much less approximately following recipes than approximately mind's eye, reminiscence, hope, and proposal; the latter usually grows at the terrace open air, at the roof above my head, or is introduced again from the day’s industry or a foraging journey. in a single dish i attempt to create a small pocket of perfection, an unassailable area in time whilst giving and taking excitement within the current is the one target. whether it is only melted cheese on toast. whereas a lot of the meals during this e-book is gifted in menu shape, be guaranteed that we don't take a seat to devour 4 or 5 classes each evening. Any recipe should be taken from its context and loved in its personal correct. At domestic in Brooklyn a regular meal for us encompasses a salad, a first-rate dish, and wine, and that i frequently devour fruit afterwards, a behavior discovered from my father, who continually chooses the least promising specimen first—one with a bruise, probably, simply because he is familiar with not anyone else will devour it—and peels it conscientiously with a really sharp pocketknife. The menus listed here are celebrations of a season, a month, an factor. the various recipes are previous favorites—dishes to which I go back repeatedly. Menus and dinner events additionally converse to the misplaced attraction of the shared desk. i think strongly in sitting down at a desk to consume, no matter if the desk is a fabric unfold at the ground. It forces us to be nonetheless, to pay attention, to appear into someone’s eyes, to work out them, to proportion anything reliable, anything in universal. KITCHEN NOTES those foodstuff have been cooked in a truly small kitchen. Our kitchen’s size, if i could use that formidable be aware, is ten ft. among the sink and the range is a quick counter, eighteen inches lengthy and simply as deep, the place I continue a wide slicing board. that's primarily my paintings floor. in the back of the reducing board stay my 4 staples: salt, sugar, pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. My one kitchen equipment is beside them—a blender.

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