From the Cook's Garden: Recipes for cooks who like to garden, gardeners who like to cook, and everyone who wishes they had a gardenby Ellen Ecker Ogden, Mary Azarian
Vermont is the home of The Cooks Garden, America's premier organic seed catalogue. Since 1984, The Cook's Garden has been the ultimate source for kitchen gardeners seeking European-style greens, heirloom vegetables, radiant flowers, and pungent herbs. Each winter more than one million eager gardeners await the arrival of The Cook's Garden catalogue, looking
Vermont is the home of The Cooks Garden, America's premier organic seed catalogue. Since 1984, The Cook's Garden has been the ultimate source for kitchen gardeners seeking European-style greens, heirloom vegetables, radiant flowers, and pungent herbs. Each winter more than one million eager gardeners await the arrival of The Cook's Garden catalogue, looking forward to reading about new seed varieties as well as reliable classics.
Successfully growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers is just part of any gardening challenge, but what do you do once they are harvested?
Ellen Ogder's recipes are one of the most delightful aspects of The Cooks Garden catalogue. As Deborah Madison, bestselling author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Local Flavors writes in her foreword: "These recipes, which are entirely guided by the garden and choice of seeds that grow in it, bridge the gap between a dream on a page promised by a seed packet and how the seeds can be used in the kitchen."
Ellen's recipes are simple yet elegant and speak of freshness whether you harvest ingredients from your own garden or select them at your local store -- flavorful soups such as Zesty Lemon Cucumber Soup and Brilliant Butternut Bisque, salad combinations such as Arugula and Roasted Pear Salad, and Leaf Peeper's Carrot and Red Cabbage Salad, main courses such as Savory Vegetables in Polenta Crust or Herbed Chicken with Cider Sauce. Too many tomatoes or pears? Ellen offers ideas for preserving the bounty of any garden.
Illustrated with full-color woodcuts by Caldecott winner Mary Azarian and packed with topics from Ellen's favorite culinary herbs to favorite autumnvegetables, From The Cook's Garden offers a yearround garden of culinary delights.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.94(d)
Meet the Author
Ellen Ecker Ogden oversees The Cook's Garden catalogue and directs its test kitchen program, including the annual Summer Tasting and Open House. A freelance food and garden writer, she has been a contributing editor to Country Living Gardener magazine and has written for many other magazines. She lives with her family in Londonderry, Vermont.
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This book rocks! I checked it out at the libary and simply couldn't bear to part with it, so I am ordering one here. This book is fabulous. It is for cooks who like to cook with FRESH ingredients. It is designed for cooks who have their own gardens but one could also use this book if you buy fresh produce at the grocery store or at a health food/organic store like Earth Fare. This book ends up being mostly vegetarian but there are a few meat, chicken, and fish entries as well. Simply marvelous. Usually I always skip the soup chapter in cookbooks, but there are actually several delicious and seemingly easy to prepare soup recipes included here. I can't wait to get this book and start cooking. This book has also inspired me to try my hand at gardening next season and have my own fresh produce section in my backyard!