From Publishers Weekly
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A charming companion cookbook to a popular documentary. Goes straight to the heart of Peterson's indomitable spirit: fresh, home-grown, organic produce...Just as with the farm, this isn't Peterson's project alone--shareholders contribute recipes, tips and testimonials throughout the text, giving it a communal feel. A warm, earthy celebration of agriculture and the journey from field to your table. -- Kirkus Reviews
As a chef, I know that without superb, seasonal, pristine product, I really cannot get too far. I have used the extraordinary produce from Angelic Organics, and I can attest it has made a substantial difference at Charlie Trotter's. The stories and recipes in this glorious book thoroughly connect the farmer to the kitchen. Congratulations, John, you've delivered a real winner. -- Chef Charlie Trotter
Farmer John, with boa and pitchfork, is provocative and passionate about cultivating not only delicious vegetables but also a vibrant community of farmers and consumers dedicated to the values of sustainability. -- Alice Waters, Chez Panisse
His life generated a movie, and the movie spawned a cookbook without peer--not only a big, brightly illustrated bag of recipes that will send you flying to your local farmers market, but also a physical and spiritual examination of the secret life of veggies and a re-chronicling of the struggles and triumphs of Farmer John. Every recipe sounds savory and lip-smacking, or sweet and tender. Farmer John's Cookbook is, like the man, unconventional, spiced with delectable sidebars such as...this overheard remark: "If I ever get married, I want a nice frying pan." Farmer John's Cookbook will quickly find a place on your kitchen shelf, your reading list, and your veggie-loving heart." -- CurledUp.com