Keys To The Kitchen: Georgia Pellegrini {& Giveaway}


This month, forager, hunter, and author, Georgia Pellegrini, is here to share her key to the kitchen. Georgia’s food philosophy is rooted in the principles of farm-to-table cooking and, true to the style, her key to the kitchen is all about minimalism and purity.

Speaking of which, her latest book, Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing The Way We Eat One Hunt At A Time, has finally come out in paperback and, for the occasion, we’re doing a giveaway. So, read on for Georgia’s key to the kitchen then check below for how to enter to win a copy of the Girl Hunter book.

Q: Georgia, what is your absolute, number one key to the kitchen?

A: My key to the kitchen is minimalism, in both ingredients and equipment. I use a cast iron skillet for almost everything, from baking to frying. I don’t have any cooking equipment in my kitchen that I don’t use regularly, it makes cooking much more effortless when you don’t have to dig through cabinets to get what you need, causing an avalanche in the process.

I feel the same way about ingredients, I’m a proponent of using pure ingredients that are allowed to speak for themselves. If they are high quality they won’t need a lot of extra ingredients with them to make them taste good. The flavor and color of a beautifully roasted heirloom carrot can’t be improved with a bunch of add-ons. Sometimes I have to work a little harder to get those great ingredients, which is why I garden, fish, forage and hunt for them.

I always think–how would my grandmother make this? That is a good barometer when deciding whether to take out a compressed air canister to make parmesan foam.


Giveaway Details

3/2/13 – This giveaway has ended  – thanks to everyone who entered!

Prize: De Capo is providing one (1) lucky reader with a paperback copy of Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini.

Duration: This giveaway is open to USA visitors and will be open until Friday March, 1st, 2013, 11:59pm PST.

Who Can Enter: Open only to residents of the USA 18 years old and older.

How to Enter: Leave a comment below and a way for me to get in touch with you (a Twitter handle where I can send a DM, an email you don’t mind sharing, etc) — one entry per person only please.

How Winner Will Be Chosen: The one (1) winner will be chosen at and will be notified via email, so please make sure the email address you list in the comment section is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

Technical Issues: Only one (1) comment per person will be considered and any duplicate comments will be deleted.

Fine Print: I am hosting this giveaway so you can experience this fabulous book for yourself. I am in no way being compensated for this giveaway and DeCapo has generously provided the one (1) prize paperback copy of the book.

Check out Georgia’s work by clicking over to her site,, or following her on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

Though my new cookbook is called Keys To The Kitchen, the reality is that there are too many to publish in one single book. So, I’ll be asking some of my favorite food people to share his or her very own key to the kitchen in this interview series — read other interviews here.

Keys To The Kitchen