The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook: Heirloom fruits and vegetables, and more than 100 heritage recipes to inspire every generation (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook: Heirloom fruits and vegetables, and more than 100 heritage recipes to inspire every generation (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Brent Ridge, Sandy Gluck, Josh Kilmer-Purcell
     
 

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Welcome to Beekman 1802, in Sharon Springs, NY--the historic home of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. Josh and Brent star in the popular show on Planet Green TV, and they have built a worldwide reputation for their goat's milk soaps and superb, artisanal Blaak cheese.

Together, Josh and Brent have created a gorgeous cookbook that

Overview

Welcome to Beekman 1802, in Sharon Springs, NY--the historic home of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. Josh and Brent star in the popular show on Planet Green TV, and they have built a worldwide reputation for their goat's milk soaps and superb, artisanal Blaak cheese.

Together, Josh and Brent have created a gorgeous cookbook that is "heirloom" in every sense of the word: they showcase heirloom fruits and vegetables; offer delicious heirloom recipes from farm, family, and friends; and include a section in the back of each chapter so you can personalize the book with your own treasured recipes--and create a unique keepsake to hand down to your family.

From springtime pea pod risotto and summery strawberry shortcake to quick braised collards in autumn and yummy chicken 'n' dumplings for a snowy winter's day, this is simple yet luscious farm-fresh fare that everyone will love.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Beekman Boys, aka Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge, two former city dwellers who share tales of country life through posts on cooking, health, decorating, gardening, and more on their popular Web site, Beekman1802.com, and in their regularly e-mailed newsletter, are stars on the rise. Featured on Planet Green TV, the duo take their "heirloom" lifestyle to the masses, creating goat's milk soaps and artisanal cheese, and with their latest endeavor, a cookbook. Organized by season (and subdivided by course), this well-designed gift title presents Heirloom Recipes the authors hope will be passed down through generations, created by "using ingredients the minute they are plucked out of the garden." While new cooks may be intimidated by the lack of information on technique or instructional photos or illustrations, the appealing collection of seasonal recipes—spring's dandelion salad with hot bacon dressing; summer's lemonade with lavender and vanilla; fall's roast pork loin with gingerbread stuffing; and winter's macaroni and cheese with kale and mushroom—entice and inspire anyone with a nearby farmers' market. A "Notes" section gives the title an old-fashioned, personal feel, and top-notch photography by Paulette Tavormina, along with chapter-opening quotes by authors including Henry James, create a complete package that will make even the die-hard urbanite fantasize about country living or at the very least, eating at the farmhouse table. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Manhattanites-turned-farmers Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell (beekman1802.com), of reality TV's The Fabulous Beekman Boys, present a brilliantly simple, flawlessly executed collection of seasonal starters, main dishes, sides, and desserts. Readers can expect familiar recipes with a twist, like Homemade Lemonade with Lavender and Vanilla, Mac and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms, and Bourbon Roast Turkey. Several dishes feature hard-to-find ingredients or heirloom produce, but generally it can be substituted with conventional equivalents and the recipes include variations. The beverages are especially good, and there are a number of fall and winter recipes suitable for the holiday table.
Kirkus Reviews
The dynamic stars of Planet Green TV's The Fabulous Beekman Boys offer up the ultimate volume of their most treasured, hand-me-down recipes. In order to "relinquish the overly indulgent and instantly gratified existence to which we had become accustomed," memoirist Kilmer-Purcell (The Bucolic Plague, 2010, etc.) and Ridge, a former vice president at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, relocated to the 60-acre Beekman farm in upstate New York. Inspired by the country life, their cookbook emphasizes the use of fresh, organic, homegrown ingredients--and not just because their farmhouse is located 20 miles from the nearest grocery store. The authors organize the sections seasonally, beginning with springtime offerings that include greens from the garden to make Dandelion or Spinach salads; asparagus, both roasted and baked into a "custardy" torte; and homegrown peas in a white wine risotto with freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb for sweeter creations. While somewhat light on creativity, heirloom garden fruits and vegetables highlight cool, basic summery offerings such as Chanterais Melon Salad, Grandma's Potato Salad, Meat Loaf Burgers using the authors' signature "Blaak Cheese," and Buttery Peach Cake. The bountiful harvests from fall and winter inspire more rustic, hearty meals like Hungarian Pork Goulash, Baked Apple Dumplings and Spiced Carrot Cake. Vibrant photographs and personal memories and anecdotes round out this obvious labor of love. The authors shine best when tweaking commonplace recipes with alterations of their own, which, they write, add flavor, sophistication and spicy diversity. For instance, "Supermoist Corn Bread" benefits from the addition of buttermilk and sour cream, while linguine is transformed with freshly chopped mint and lavender. Epicurean advice on toasting nuts and making buttermilk, poultry stocks and greens further enhances this uniquely homespun collection of throwback recipes. Classic, unfettered goodness with a sustainable mindset.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402798467
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
748,565
File size:
23 MB
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Meet the Author

Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bucolic Plague and I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir, and Dr. Brent Ridge is the former VP of healthy living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook: Heirloom fruits and vegetables, and more than 100 heritage recipes to inspire every Generation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Judehrgal More than 1 year ago
I loved the recipes in this book. The Asparagus Torte is brilliant. It's beautiful on the table and it tastes so good. It's elegant comfort food. I wouldn't expect anything less from Josh and Brent. I will use this book time and time again. The Lemon Pudding Cake is definitly a keeper. It turns out exactly as described and it melts in your mouth. Buy the book. It's well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since everyone above me gave B&N reviews lamenting about the price of this book and not the actually content (thus affecting the rating of this book when in fact they are just complaining about the price of something, which has nothing to do with the content) I am giving the pre-order process 5 stars based on my awesomeness and my love for Poka Spot and the beekman boys. See my review also added nothing to the review process, didn't help anyone in anyway whatsoever, but I refuse to let your whining about prices bring down the rating of a book that no one has read because its still on pre-order. Also to the person who said they are using their tablet to avoid using B&N, nooks read many formats, including epub which you can find literally everywhere and most places for free. There is no reason to not use your nook just because you don't understand how it actually works.
Wonderlust81 More than 1 year ago
I feel bad that people are rating this book based on Barnes and Noble prices. Through the sale price and a promo code, I was able to get this book for $10 and free shipping. It is worth having the hard copy of this book because the authors have provided beautiful pages to add family recipes, thus adding a personal touch to the cookbook. It is full of colorful pictures and wonderful recipes. If you are a fan of cookbooks, you won't be disapointed by this one.
chloeLH More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is a one of a kind. Recipes that I have tried are wonderful. There are areas to add heirloom recipes of your own, and an area to add notes to each recipe. It is a very unique cookbook. It's a cookbook that can be handed down from generation to generation. Instructions for each recipe are easy to follow. I love the variation section of each recipe. I learned about how to make homemade yogurt and yogurt cheese. If you are a cookbook collector, you definitely need to add it to your collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Lovely pictures, great recipes, bits and pieces from the guys. I bought 3 copies, 2 for gifts, 1 for me!
JudahNL More than 1 year ago
It's a keeper and a fine one at that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best cookbook I own! Delish and well thought out...don't miss this one! Blessings to all.
look4nook More than 1 year ago
The recipes are easy to use. The cookbook makes me feel like I'm on their farm. It has beautiful pictures and places to write your own heirloom recipes. Would highly recommend it. It would make a perfect gift for someone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An appealing presentation of old and new recipes. The personal stories are a nice touch.
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Really...how hard is it to do math? The current $12.50, 50%-off price is only for a limited time; after that, the 100%, $12.99 Nook price will be significantly cheaper. I LIKE that it's going to be cheaper for my Nook. That said, I do wish we had the option of having a look at some pages beforehand, or had an idea of what sorts of recipes were inside.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this by mistake and b & n would not refund my money, even tho I contacted them right away. I can' t believe that I paid $12.00 for this!!! Terrible.