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Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers Hardcover – June 1, 2010
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"This newest collection from Sur La Table (The Art and Soul of Baking; Things Cooks Love) is perfect for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscribers and farmers' market fans looking for ideas on how to use their produce. James Beard Award-winning food writer Fletcher profiles ten American farms with CSA programs. Since the book focuses on fresh, seasonal produce, recipes are organized by primary ingredient rather than course." --Library Journal
"James Beard Award-winning writer Janet Fletcher is garnering considerable buzz for her newest cookbook, "Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers", with its glorious photographs and 150 tempting recipes. Stories and images from 10 small family farms are interspersed among recipes" --Mercury News
About the Author
Janet Fletcher is the author of several cookbooks, including Fresh from the Farmers' Market, and the winner of three James Beard Awards. She lives in Napa, California, where she maintains a large perennial and edible garden.
Top Customer Reviews
If you consider yourself a locavore, someone who shops regularly at a farmers market or CSA, or want to learn more about doing so, you should pick up this book. If you've been timid about joining a CSA or visiting your local farmers market because you're not quite sure what to do with all those fresh fruits and veggies, this book will help you!
I loved just reading through this cookbook; I can't wait to make more of the recipes in it.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher to review on my blog [...]. I was not obligated to review the book and all opinions are mine.
Illustrated with enticing photographs of the produce, people, places and dishes, the book is divided into three sections - Vegetables, Fruits, and Meat, Poultry and Eggs. Vegetables, organized alphabetically, get the bulk of the attention, from Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Oil to Lebanese Pickled Turnips. Fletcher includes classics like dilly beans, braised Romano beans, and pickled okra, and lots of contemporary fare, like Green Garlic Soufflé and Grilled Radicchio with Bagna Cauda and Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Grilled Pita Chips.
Fruit dishes include Mixed Citrus Compote with Pomegranate Seeds, Peach and Boysenberry Cobbler, and Baby Greens with Grilled Figs, Blue Cheese and Walnuts. Grilled Five-Spice Chicken, Lamb Burgers with Grilled Red Onions and Feta or Grilled Sausages with Baby Turnips and Turnip Greens round out the meal.
Innovative, mouth watering and fresh, this will furnish plenty of ideas for all that summer produce.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a beautiful book and has a real appreciation for the farmers who grow our food, many of them very young. The recipes are very good. I recommend this book highly.Published 22 months ago by Joanna Denis
Book was shipped in great shape. Very cool book. The photography in the book was amazing and the recipes are on point.Published on July 13, 2014 by kelli lee
Great if you have access to wonderful local produce. You get a variety of methods to fix the veggies that are so good for our familiesPublished on March 13, 2014 by Judy B
I got this for my Aunt who is part of a vegetable co-op, looking for recipes for the seasonal veggies not typically found at the local grocery. Great recipes. She loved itPublished on February 5, 2014 by MIKE DUNN
I was a novice CSA member this past summer and this book really helped me develop a context for the experience. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Janis M.
This book has simple, easy to folloe recipes, beautiful photos, and has introduced some new ways to make veggie into my culinary repertoire. Love this book! Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Laura
My boyfriend and I had been interested in the idea of eating local for several years now. This book provides great recipes and ideas for attaining a healthier, more organic... Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by G. Brueggemann