OAEC Cookbook


Purchasing the Cookbook directly from OAEC supports our educational programs and non-profit mission. Thank you!

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook: Fresh-from-the-Garden Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small, by the OAEC Staff Collective and former Kitchen Manager Olivia Rathbone, is a collection of inventive recipes from OAEC.

  • A Foreword by Alice Waters
  • Over 200 recipes based on the Mother Garden’s collection of rare, open-pollinated food crop varieties from around the world as well as “weeds” and foraged ingredients from the OAEC wildlands ecological preserve.
  • Lush photographs, rich with the beauty and magic of the OAEC experience.
  • Measurements for family style (4 to 6) and for crowds (30 to 40); a unique resource for potlucks, family gatherings, and community celebrations
  • Civil Eats named the OAEC Cookbook one of the best food and farm books of 2015.  Read the interview with Olivia in Civil Eats.
  • The OAEC Cookbook Wins an International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the Food Matters Category!  Read the Press Democrat article.
  • Get the complete digital press kit from Chelsea Green Publishing.

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