Starred Review. This engrossing collection of essays and recipes by chefs Crump and Schormann works on two levels: not only does it educate readers regarding the concept of Slow Food and the importance of supporting local farmers, it gives them a wealth of recipes to make the most of their bounty. A Canadian pioneer of Slow Food with sterling credentials (having worked at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck and Alice Water's Chez Panisse), Crump and slow food pastry chef Schormann are refreshingly off-the-cuff when it comes to the principles of Slow Food, acknowledging that the seemingly simple concept of eating locally is a complex undertaking, best illustrated in profiles and interviews with chefs like Thomas Keller, Dan Barber, and Blumenthal. Recipes are grouped by season, highlighting ingredients at their peak in concoctions like the bracing summertime Watermelon Agua Fresca, autumn's Pumpkin Seed Brittle, comforting cold-weather Apple Cider Muffins and Rabbit Stew with Herbed Dumplings, and a simple, spring lunch of Dandelion Salad with Poached Eggs. Peppered with tips on planning an herb garden, composting and getting the most out of a visit to the local farmers market, this is a true stand-out among a growing crowd of books for novice locavores.
“You will not find a clearer or more compelling expression of the values of slow food than Earth to Table’s four-season testament to the importance — not to mention delight — of food that has been grown with care and cooked with conviction.”
— Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma
“Here are chefs who seem to understand the farm as well as the kitchen. You can tell by the recipes that Earth to Table reflects the best possible world of garden and kitchen.”
— Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love the Hamilton ON restaurant of the same name as well as the cookbook!Published 14 days ago by Jane McCulloch
Excellent source of good recipes and reenforcement of need for organic farming. Was a gift for a family memberPublished 7 months ago by Mike
Love the book it's so nice to have a new good book to read to help get ready for a new growing season,eventuallyPublished 17 months ago by Theresa leBeau
We got this book as a gift from friends and were so delighted when we started making our way through the recipes- they are delicious!!! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Greta's Mom
Great book with lots of good recipes. The pictures are beautiful. I like that the recipes are local, organic and/or do not use processed ingredients. Read morePublished 21 months ago by mlmom
Great book, fast delievery, very satisfied! I recommended this book after I received it, for my fathers friend who values the farm to table concept, and participates in co-op... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Justine Waring
I purchased this as a gift for my sister. This book is awesome. Easy recipes & great information on every season of food.Published on January 7, 2013 by Lori Mulliins
I love trying new recipes and this cookbook is fun. , well written and the food looks good. My family loved the apple muffins.Has made me an organic food addictPublished on July 20, 2011 by Sandra
This book was just okay for our home... Not as many recipes as we'd anticipated & among those offered, we were only interested in a portion of them.Published on July 17, 2011 by Jazz