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In Fresh From the Farmer's Market, Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop, by Janet Fletcher (Chronicle Books; $19.95), you'll find a wealth of inspired creations. Selection and storage tips are included, along with color photographs. Among the 75 tempting dishes are Fingerling Potato Salad With Fennel, White Peaches in Raspberry Wine Sauce, Apple and Dried Cherry Crisp, Radicchio With Raisins and Pine Nuts, and Penne With Broccoli Sauce.

About the Author

Janet Fletcher is a Bay Area-based cookbook author.

Victoria Pearson is a Los Angeles-based photographer.

Alice Waters is the owner of Chez Panisse restaurant.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Reprint edition (August 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811865908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811865906
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #791,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Janet Fletcher is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books on food and beverage. Her complimentary e-mail newsletter, Planet Cheese, is read by cheese enthusiasts internationally, and she is a member of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. A longtime contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Janet has received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award for her newspaper journalism. Her writing has also appeared in numerous national magazines, including Saveur, Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking, Culture and Food & Wine. A resident of California's Napa Valley, where she maintains a large garden of perennials and edibles, Janet teaches cooking and cheese-appreciation classes around the country (www.janetfletcher.com)

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70 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 1999
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I started frequenting my local farmer's market after a stint living in Greece, where shopping at the open-air stalls taught me how good produce COULD be. This book is a treasure for anyone who has access to great veggies or grows their own; divided by season, it's full of delicious recipes showcasing produce at its very best.

Everything I've made from here has been very good; I have a pot of the yellow split-pea soup with squash and kale in the refrigerator right now. I also really like the turnip and turnip greens soup, which lets you use both good things together. And then there's roasted asparagus, which I must make at least once a month throughout asparagus season.

The only reason I haven't given this book five stars is because there are too many things here I would not make. Fletcher's recipes can be a little too "restauranty" -- too elaborated, too many strongly flavored ingredients canceling each other out. Still, for magnificent food photography and good eating, plus nice tips on how to choose the best of the market, this book is hard to beat. A good addition to any cook's shelf -- and if it inspires you to patronize your local farmer's market, so much the better!
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Bourbonnais on October 27, 2011
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I ordered this book, because I spotted it at Whole Foods and wanted to check it out. I should have looked into it more closely, since it is specific to farmers' market crops grown in and around California. This is something I would have liked to have known before purchasing it; I can't buy most of the ingredients at my local farmers' market in Virginia, so it's difficult to use for the most part.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Wende Mate VINE VOICE on July 23, 2009
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I'm a huge fan of Janet Fletcher's. Her recipes sing to me. So I wasn't surprised to find that I like her farmers' market book more than others in that genre.

Fletcher has a distinctive way of choosing and combining foods to create the biggest bang of flavor from the fewest number of ingredients. That's pretty much the way I prefer to cook and eat. The Fennel and Prosciutto Gratin is sooo good. Her pastas are always a hit (the Penne with Green Cauliflower, Anchovies and Bread Crumbs is delicious and very typical of Fletcher's style), as are her soups. The Asparagus with Scramble Eggs has suggestions for several other ways to serve these two surprisingly harmonious foods which are not often combined in the US. The Persimmon "Ice Cream" is a persimmon-lover's dream.

The book is arranged by season, and each chapter starts with descriptions of the best foods of the season as well as how to select and store them. Of course these recipes are best when using ingredients at their seasonal primes, but I would happily make these recipes at any time of the year.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Marie C. Duggan on October 12, 2007
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I loved this book so much at my neighbor's that she bought it for me, even though it is out of print (Thank You!). Even though I live in New England, and it is written from California, it amazes me how all those unusual vegetables at the farmer's market are in it. I've cooked brussels sprouts with walnut oil, the fried baby turnips and green beans, and a host of other things. There is a lot of Italian influence, and everything's fried in butter. Yummie.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Wiltshire on April 24, 2010
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I bought this book back in 1998. It looked beautiful. I tried a couple recipes over the years and was very disappointed every time. In fact this is a book that sticks in my mind because I can't figure out why it doesn't work. It should, just doesn't. Pulled the book out again today 12 years later and read it from cover to cover, marked the recipes I want to try that I haven't yet. Tried one of the zucchini recipes. Sounded nice. First time ever my boyfriend scraped it right off his plate into the trash after one bite. I tried it and was also confused. The zucchini and the compote on top just didn't work together separately sure, but not worthy of a being put in a book. So far this is my overall feeling about this book. The recipes just don't work. I use this book to look at photos and get inspired to use vegetable I haven't tried yet. Only I make my own recipes up rather than use Fletcher's.

So no not my favorite.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Deborah V VINE VOICE on July 24, 2009
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If you frequent farmer's markets or order fresh fruit and vegetables through an organic co-op, this book is really helpful.

The section on the various vegetables and fruits and how to choose the freshest ones is invaluable. I especially liked the information on storage. For instance I always wondered why my cauliflower never seemed to taste as good when store bought or stored for a week. Outwardly the florets look okay, but as the author explains--fresh cauliflower means the best eating experience is the same day! As the cauliflower ages it gets a grainier texture.

This is not a cookbook for those that are hurried and short on time. This is a cookbook for when you can savor making and eating the foods you have purchased. I loved the fingerling potato salad with fennel. I'm not terribly fond of fennel, so the second time round I adjusted the parsley and instead of fennel used dill. It was great. The autumn squash risotto with white truffle oil is another favorite of mine. I've experimented with various squashes and oils. Each time the recipe has come out different but great!
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