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Press Release for Fifty Weeks of Green
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Press Release for Wildly Affordable Organic
Linda Watson started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the national Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. Her three-week experiment became a lifestyle, the website CookforGood.com, the book Wildly Affordable Organic, and now the Wildly Good Cook videos and teachers' training program. Her story took a romantic turn when she wrote the spoof Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes. She teaches cooking classes and gives talks on thrift, sustainability, and creating your dream life across the country.
Linda and her husband Bruce live in Raleigh, North Carolina. They're both avid hikers, so Linda is especially glad that WAO was named a Sierra Club Green Home Editors' Choice for 2012. At home, she's slowly converting their yard to an edible forest garden, with hazelnuts, kiwis, and more, as well as annual vegetables and plenty of oddly gorgeous plants.
She's had an odd but thrilling career so far, including developing a top-secret expert system for the Institute for Defense Analyses, working with authors Tom Clancy and Douglas Adams on computer games, riding the dot-com wave with Egarden.com, and being the director of her county political party and the Raleigh Independent Business Alliance.
Find Linda online on her site CookforGood.com, which features free weekly recipes and food news. She also writes for The Huffington Post, GoodVeg, and DrGreene.com. She has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Collin Campbell Foundation and eCornell. She's a member of the International Association of Food, Wine, and Travel Writers; the Romance Writers of America; and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.
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The "Linda Bites" series is intended to be used together in a Warhol-esque assemblage. Please give credit: photo by Bruce Watson, © 2012 Cook for Good, used by permission.
These images are by Linda Watson. Please give credit: photo by Linda Watson, © 2012 Cook for Good, used by permission
Chocolate Pudding from Wildly Good Cook video 4: Cook for Good in 20 Minutes a Day
Spicy Peanut Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables from Wildly Affordable Organic, a demonstration recipe for Wildly Good Cook class 3: Seasonal Vegetables and Saucy Pasta
Jicama Stars with Carrot Puree and Fennel
Cuban Black Beans and Feel-Good Peach Cobbler (from Wildly Affordable Organic).
Steamed Collards with Lime-Peanut Sauce
Asparagus Socca from Wildly Good Cook class 3: Seasonal Vegetables and Saucy Pasta