From Publishers Weekly
Beautifully designed and filled with Rupp's elegantly enticing photos, this book—based on Bramley's Eat Feed podcast on Slate—features an excellent and timely premise: cooking seasonally and locally during the cold months of the year. Bramley points out that in summer hordes of cooks and noncooks alike flock to their local farmers' markets.... But after these markets... disappear for winter... eager eaters displace their enthusiasm for the seasonal with excuses about ease. Intriguing, comforting recipes such as Chicken Breasts with Pumpkin Seed Filling and Butternut Sauce and Beet Fries with Blue Cheese Sauce could inspire readers as intended. The book is divided by menus rather than meals, and finding an appropriate recipe in such menus as guy fawkes and highlands hogmanay can be a challenge. There are many gems to be found, however, like Chocolate Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Amaranth, or Honey-Ginger Carrot and Parsnip Latkes with Crème Fraiche, among many delicious fall and winter dishes—and it's a lovely-looking addition to a collection. (Oct.)
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About the Author
Anne Bramley is the founder and host of the internationally acclaimed food podcast Eat Feed, named one of the top podcasts of 2005 by Slate. She has been featured on BBC and NPR radio programs, as well as in numerous newspapers, websites, and blogs. A scholar of Renaissance food and literature at the University of Chicago, Bramley lives with her husband and daughter. Hear her podcasts at www.eatfeed.com.
Tina Rupp is a New Yorkbased photographer who specializes in photographing food and children. Her work can be found regularly in Food & Wine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Parenting magazines.