The Farmers Market Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce (Paperback)

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"Clear and instructive, its recipes are] delicious . . . Along with all those wonderful fruits and vegetables, this book belongs in your market tote."--Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief, Bon App tit

Farmers' markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, preparation techniques, and over two hundred flavorful recipes, The Farmers' Market Cookbook has the answer to every prospective locavore's perennial question, "What do I do with this?"

Featuring a range of traditional favorites alongside innovative creations showcasing the stunning flavors of heirloom fruits and vegetables, this guide to seasonal eating will help you engage your powers of creativity, learning, and experimentation. Recipes include:

  • Garlic scape vichyssoise
  • Potato fennel "risotto"
  • Beef roulade with cilantro mojo
  • Cantaloupe salsa

Eating locally cultivates appreciation for those who grow our food. Full of practical insights from field to fork, The Farmers' Market Cookbook celebrates the small farmer's labor of love with recipes that showcase every crop at its best--essential reading for anyone who wants to appreciate fresh food at its best.

" Shanks and Grohsgal's] collective wisdom on culinary techniques and fresh produce has helped to create a highly targeted guide with dozens of seasonal recipes that maximize freshness and flavor."--T. W. Barritt, author of Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits

"In this handy guide/cookbook, Shanks and Grohsgal offer practical tips on how to store and prepare your farmers market and CSA veggies."--Boston Herald

About the Author

Julia Shanks is a chef, serial entrepreneur and certified pilot whose passion for food preparation began when she was 12 years old and determined to bake, grill and steam her way through the complete set of Time-Life Cookbooks. In her later years, she honed her culinary talents working in restaurants around the country, developing a taste for fresh, local and seasonal foods. Today, Julia consults with restaurants, farms and food producers, helping them maximize profits and streamline revenues. In her tiny, urban garden in Cambridge, MA, she harvests vegetables seven months out of the year. Brett Grohsgal has dedicated himself to delighting tastebuds from New England to California, working as everything from line cook to executive chef, while developing and sharing his appreciation for artisanal, seasonal foods. As his passion for cooking evolved he began growing his own produce, and in 1996 he and his wife established Even' Star Organic Farm. Even' Star focuses on harvesting crops year-round for restaurants, grocery stores, universities, farmers markets, and the Grohsgals' own successful CSA, while adhering to the highest standards of responsible environmental stewardship. "Life is too short, and farm life too arduous, to ever grow or eat boring foods."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780865718227
ISBN-10: 0865718229
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English