From the Publisher
About Second Harvest
A 2 percent royalty from the sale of this cookbook will go to Second Harvest, the largest charitable hunger relief organization in the United States. Dedicated to feeding the hungry by soliciting and distributing food and grocery products, Second Harvest last year gave out 1 billion pounds of food through its nationwide network of nearly 200 certified affiliate food banks.
From the Back Cover
A big, overflowing cornucopia of a book, Smith & Hawken Gardeners' Community Cookbook is a celebration of food by people who are passionate about it--like Rose Ann Koffler, a patio container gardener in West Hollywood, CA, with a penchant for herbs; Deborah Madison, who has redefined vegetarian cooking, even though her Santa Fe garden isn't large enough to grow "rambling vegetables"; Carol Cassedy, owner of the Whitestone Organic Farm in Bagdad, Kentucky, famous for its heirloom vegetables; and award-winning garden writer Barbara Damrosch, who forces Belgian endive in buckets under the kitchen sink during bitter Maine winters.
Joined together as a community through the Smith & Hawken ethic that working the soil is a life-enhancing pursuit, more than 300 contributors share the fruit and vegetables of their labors--the secrets of their tomatoes and their tomato sauce. Here are garden-to-table creations like Spinach and Strawberry Salad. Seasonal inspirations: Curried Zucchini Soup, Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo. Prime pickings: Flatiron Pot Roast with Pearl Onions, and Fava Beans with Chicken and Chives. And harvest put-ups: Green Tomato Chutney, Sweet Red Bell Pepper Pickle. In all, more than 400 recipes that give a cross section of creative American garden cooking.