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Green Plate Special

Sustainable and Delicious Recipes

Hardcover, 216 pages, 8 x 10, Cookbook

ISBN: 978-1-944762-14-8



About this Book:

Finalist, Excellence in Publishing, 2018 Maine Literary Award
Winner of the 2017 Readable Feast Award for Best Socially-Conscious Cookbook; Honorable Mention for Best Cookbook of New England

In Green Plate Special, Christine Burns Rudalevige shares her recipes for sustainable and delicious meals, alongside tips and tricks for greening your kitchen and making the most of your produce. From the farmer’s market to the dessert plate, this book is filled with ideas that will surprise and delight home cooks and eco-advocates, including recipes for meatless mains, summer barbecue favorites, and mouth-watering side dishes. Featuring dozens of recipes that are good for the planet (but do not sacrifice flavor), Green Plate Special is an easy-to-digest primer for conscious, delectable living.

Want to learn how to tweak your own recipes to make them leaner, meaner, and cleaner? Want to try making (and tasting) recipes from Green Plate Special? Join our Open Book workshop on October 13. 

Green Plate Special by Christine Rudalevige

"Green Plate Special whips up a menu to satisfy any palate, and Rudalevige’s essays explain how the average cook can incorporate sustainable eating practices into a busy lifestyle without breaking the bank or becoming discouraged when that craving for a bag of Doritos gets the best of us."
––Edible New Hampshire

“It’s a cookbook for its time and contains information needed in every kitchen and by every cook today.”
––Atlantic Books Today

Green Plate Special is Readable Feast’s Socially Conscious Book of the Year

Green Plate Special is Readable Feast’s Socially Conscious Book of the Year

The sustainable cooking book also receives Honorable Mention for Best Cookbook of New England

BOSTON (June 27, 2017)—Islandport Press is pleased to announce that Green Plate Special, by food writer and sustainability expert Christine Burns Rudalevige, has won the 2017 “Socially Conscious” category of the Readable Feast awards. The book also received Honorable Mention for Best Cookbook of New England.

The 2nd Annual Culinary Book Awards winners and honorable mentions of this year’s cookbook and food writing awards on Friday, June 23, at a gala event held at the Boston Public Library that included foods inspired by local celebrity chef cookbook authors using seasonal ingredients.

The Green Plate Special cookbook ($24.95, Islandport Press) is based on the "Green Plate Special" column that Rudalevige writes each week in the Maine Sunday Telegram. In it, she shares her recipes for sustainable, and delicious meals, as well as tips and tricks for greening your kitchen and reducing waste.

“Having Green Plate Special selected as the Readable Feast's socially conscious book of the year signals a high level of interest in the message of and the methods for getting more sustainable food onto the average eater's table,” says Rudalevige, “and I am very grateful for the opportunity to help ensure future generations have access to quality, healthy, delicious food. Professionally, as a food writer and recipe developer, to even be listed as a finalist among the chefs and cookbook authors, many of whom I have learned so much from, was a huge honor.

Rudalevige is a classically trained cook who lives in Brunswick, Maine. She has also worked as a chef, a farmers market manager, and a boutique caterer.  Christine founded the Family Fish Project (a website dedicated to eating seafood at home) and later worked as a lead culinary instructor at Stonewall Kitchen. The dedicated home cook and food writer has lent her voice to regional and national media outlets, from NPR to Cooking Light.

Yarmouth-based Islandport Press is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. For more information, please call 207-846-3344, visit or e-mail

The Readable Feast ( awards and event are a grand celebration of New England cookbook authors, food writing, and culinary books about New England foodways.

Christine Burns Rudalevige

About this Author

Christine Burns Rudalevige is a seasoned food writer and classically trained cook living in Brunswick, Maine. She has worked as a chef, a farmers’ market manager, and a boutique caterer. Christine founded the Fa



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