Good Organic Gardening



By Laura Dalrymple & Grant Hilliard, Murdoch Books, $39.99

We live at a time when thinking consumers are questioning not just the quality of the food they eat but its origin — and no food challenges our best instincts more than meat. How do you even know that so-called free-range chicken really is free-range? “Every time we buy something, we vote for the system that produced it,” write the authors, who run Sydney’s Feather and Bone Providore and offer this engagingly written book as a guide to the matters of conscience surrounding the raising, killing and consumption of animals. The payoff is a recipe section intended to show

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