The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Having Your Catastrophe and Eating It Too

We've previously shown a video of Albert Bates introducing the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee which he helped to pioneer. We've also noted that our very own Jacob Gordon shared a stage with him at the Nashville Step It Up event. Now we hear that Albert has published a cookbook. This is no ordinary cookbook, however, this is The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times, published by New Society Publishers.

The book starts with the premise that we will, over the coming years, have to move away from a culture of cheap fossil fuels and then apparently offers light-hearted, hopeful, but practical advice on ways that individuals, families and communities can prepare for this transition. Topics covered include:

• Rebuilding civilization
• Changing your needs
• Water and waste disposal
• Energy and transportation
• Equipment and Tools
• Food storage and First Aid

As the title suggests, the book also includes recipes that emphasize local, organic, seasonal produce, as well as food growing or preservation techniques. According to the publishers, this book is about "having your catastrophe and eating it too." ::Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook::