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Chef Nathan Lyon’s Cookbook – Local, Seasonal and Absolutely DELICIOUS

You know about our show Growing A Greener World TV on Public Television, right? Well, Chef Nathan Lyon is our co-host and the chef of the show and…

Nathan has been working on something incredible for the last 5 years:

His first cookbook…


Let me tell you people, I have seen the recipes and tasted many of them. They are all made using fresh, local ingredients and are delicious, yet simple to prepare. Nathan has a nack for breaking things down into simple steps – Heck! That’s why we hired him!

And get this…HE TOOK ALL THE PHOTOS in the book! (Even the ones of himself!)


His mother taught photography and Nathan is extremely skilled at this art form. When we go out on a GGW shoot, he can take better pictures with his iPhone then I can take with my Canon XT Rebel. He has an amazing eye. I just hand him my camera on every shoot. He is that good.

Great recipes? (check) Incredible photography? (check) What more could you want, right???

 Well, this cookbook has 5 seasons:

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and…Chocolate.


But more than all of that, Nathan is a great guy. What you see on TV? That’s the real deal. And he totally ‘gets it’ when it comes to eating local. He worked at farmer’s markets for 10 years before becoming a chef.


And Now? Nathan needs our help.

UPDATE:  His Kickstarter Project was funded and you can now buy his finished, printed cookbook! Yeah!

It is expensive to print a full color cookbook and Nathan is down to the last few days of a kickstarter program to get the book to print.

PLEASE consider pledging over on his kickstart site. His cookbook makes a GREAT holiday gift and you will die from delight once you have tried one of his chocolate lava cakes. Trust me.

Oh! And be sure to watch his video on kickstarter. You will see why we all love this guy so much.

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.