Long before supermarkets taught us what we should buy to eat, we simply looked around and ate what looked good. A Curious Harvest marks a return to this kind of thinking. Focusing on ingredients rather than finished dishes, Maximus Thaler of The Gleaners’ Kitchen offers a choose-your-own primer for preparing tasty, nutritious meals without dogma or shopping lists. Inside, each ingredient (ranging from the common to the curious) is beautifully and reverently illustrated by Dayna Safferstein. On each page you’ll find information about storing and preparing, when to roast and when to juice, and what goes well with what. What you won’t find are complicated recipes requiring expensive trips to the supermarket. The result is nothing short of radical.