I had a friend ask me recently, if I knew what the most eco-friendly way of cooking was. My response of course was an organic raw food diet, which caused us both to bust out laughing. But then I took a moment to actually think about that question. What is the best way to cook when trying to live a sustainable lifestyle? Being the cook that I am (or think I am), I can’t imagine living without an oven. I started thinking of ideas on how to cook while being green. I came up with the notion that gathered wood from the ground that had fallen naturally (No cutting) would be the most environmentally conscious fuel. Then would it be better to cook over a bonfire/campfire, in a fireplace or wood burning stove? I have a friend that is always talking about making hot chocolate on his wood burning stove. Is he ahead of the game as aCool Cuisine sustainable cook? I headed out to my local library branch and started to do some research on the subject. I found that between the refrigerator, oven and (shutter) the microwave 3,975 pounds of carbon emissions are released annually per household. Wrap your head around that! This is just the beginning when it comes to the costs of food with regards to global warming. I happened upon an exciting cookbook which addresses this question and my growing concern for the environment. I’m still reading the cookbook and becoming more and more aware of not only what I put into my body but where it comes from and how it’s prepared. If you have any interest in taking your green lifestyle a step further, I recommend “Cool Cuisine: Taking a Bite Out of Global Warming” by Laura Stec. To purchase your copy of this sustainable cookbook click here!