The book offers chapters deftly arranged by fruit and vegetable families as they appear in the markets, such as "The Vegetable Fruits of Summer: Eggplants, Tomatoes, and Peppers" and "A Cool Weather Miscellany," which includes recipes such as Sautéed Artichokes with Potatoes and Garlic Chives and a marvelous "essence-of" soup, Elixir of Fresh Peas. Madison also treats unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, presenting the likes of lamb quarters in a soup made with Sonoma Teleme cheese, and sugar loaf chicory simply grilled and dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Recipes for delightful salads like Melon Salad with Thai Basil also appear, as do a selection of pastas and risotto, such as Winter Squash Risotto with Seared Radicchio, and sweets like White Peaches in Lemon Verbena Syrup and Date, Dried Cherry, and Chocolate Nut Torte. With sidebars like Atlanta's All-Organic Market: Late October and color photos throughout of vendors, produce, and many of the dishes, the book offers the perfect match of Madison and the markets. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The recipes are great and the information about farmers' markets and types of vegetables was really useful.
While readers on the coasts or in big cities will have no problem finding the ingredients they need, those in smaller or rural areas will have some difficulty.
The recipies are true to the title, teaching the reader how to use ingredients from local farmers' markets and/or farm shares.
This is a must have cookbook if you like to cook healthy whole food from your garden. It is
Written in a very attractive manor. Great recipes.
As a gardener, this is just the sort of cookbook I love the most. Lots of ways to use my vegetables. Many of the recipes are new or different from the ones I already have.Published 22 days ago by S. Byars
Never in a million years did it ever occur to me that Deborah Madison, award winning vegetarian cookbook author, was no longer a vegetarian. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A Reader
I purchased this book for a good friend because I love my copy so much. I'm a Deborah Madison fan, and find her great variety of recipes so inspiring, especially for the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beth Farnbach
Ms. Madison has an excellent PR agent. The subject matter of her books lacks substance. Her recipes appear to be unfinished, or incomplete. Read morePublished 7 months ago by paul larnce jr
Deborah Madison is a wonderful cook and all her books have been a lovely read. This book, with its emphasis on Local, has found me cooking some wonderful things with things I can... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anne P. Thompson
Too many strange combinations of foods. Doesn't matter as many of them are not at my local farmers market anyway.Published 13 months ago by anniedeeble
I bought this as a gift for a friend who never misses her Saturday-morning farmers market. It's not just a cookbook: It has lovely chapters about the philosophy of eating fresh,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kathyngs
A lovely book, but I bought it as a source of recipes for local foods. Most of the foods she focused on were not local for me. Read morePublished 14 months ago by A. Henry