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From popular caterer and author of This Book Cooks comes Planet Kitchen Table with nearly 250 superbly cooked, perfectly seasoned dishes for standout meals for any occasion – complete with cooking tips, culinary stories, ideas for entertaining, an extensive and inspiring eco-related section, suggested menus and more. Planet Kitchen Table makes home-cooking and entertaining, easy, healthy, interesting and fun.

Kerry is fanning the culinary flames again... With Planet Kitchen Table, her second cookbook, eco-endorsers and food enthusiasts will be lured back in time, and into the kitchen by Kerry's inventive and irresistible recipes.

Planet Kitchen Table includes an impressive variety of fast and fresh, irresistible, user-friendly recipes: family-oriented one-dish wonders, updated classics, and creative gourmet entrees. Gathered in a highly readable and entertaining format with humorous culinary-related stories are nearly 250 recipes for superbly seasoned, beautifully presented meals to serve as the center of any occasion, from an intimate family dinner to a large holiday celebration.

Recipes are highlighted with ideas and strategies for successful entertaining. Planet Kitchen Table also has an extensive section on how to identify, select, and prepare foods along ecologically sound principles, and a chance to take the 365 eco-challenge, to incorporate those principles as a way of cooking, dining and entertaining.

Dunnington has made certain even experienced cooks will learn from the wealth of up-to-date information about following food seasons; incorporating fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced food into balanced and appealing menus in ways that protect the environment. Planet Kitchen Table makes cooking and entertaining at home easy, healthy, educational, and fun.

Inside Planet Kitchen Table, readers will find crowd-pleasing appetizers, novel breakfast and brunch menus in which fresh fruit and vegetables often take center stage, and a variety of soups. The entr̩ée section is devoted to the pescatarian diet; a smaller portion of the book features meat, chicken, and pork dishes (reflecting Dunnington's opinion about the environmental impact meat has on the planet). Vegetarian readers will love the chapters devoted to cold and warm garden greenery dishes. Irresistible recipes for breads, biscuits, rolls and sweet endings will become household favorites.

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Click here to order signed copies of Planet Kitchen Table. You can also order e-books from Amazon.

Advance praise for Planet Kitchen Table

"Dunnington has a unique way of profiling and combining unlikely ingredients that make her recipes appealing. With the greatest of ease, she folds in helpful tips, techniques and passion for what she is preparing."
- Molly Kushner, Whole Foods Market

"Kerry has a heartfelt commitment to eating local and in season, and helping us all to develop a real sense of ethics towards our home here on this planet – the only home we have!"
- John Shields, Chef, TV Host, Author

“Kerry has a nose for what’s new in the food world, and she always incorporates the new with the tried and true to create truly fabulous recipes that are clear and easy to follow.”
- Hope Keller, former editor Smart Woman magazine

“I offer my most enthusiastic recommendation for 'Baltimore Eats' longtime columnist, Kerry Dunnington. The feedback from her popular column, A Reason for the Season is a testament to her engaging stories and mouth-watering recipes.”
- Bonnie North, former chapter leader, Slow Food Baltimore

“Planet Kitchen Table is sure to become your eco-classic resource to get you back cooking in the kitchen and supporting local agriculture.”
- Joan Norman, One Straw Farm

This Book Cooks

Look for the new edition of This Book Cooks coming soon.

Popular Maryland author and food enthusiast Kerry Dunnington has made a number of changes in the new edition of This Book Cooks. Most notable is the enriched story telling about her life growing up around food. Dunnington also has added details to the introductions for many of the recipes so that readers can follow instructions with absolute ease.

From appetizers to desserts, food aficionados will find a rich collection of award-winning recipes. This talented culinary artist transforms unusual combinations into appealing dishes, including such crowd-pleasers as Cheese Curry Pâté with Plum Sauce; Filet of Beef with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffing; Red Cabbage Salad with Mango, Avocado, Feta and Cashews; Basil-Drenched Fusilli with Shrimp, Peas and Tomatoes; Apricot Meatballs; Moist and Rich Chili Corn Bread; and Chocolate Meringue Pie. The book even includes recipes for dog treats! A must-have volume you can depend upon for all your culinary needs.