Washington Food Artisans: Farm Stories and Chef Recipes

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Two of the biggest draws of the farmers' market are the chance to buy local products and the opportunity to meet the producer—to skip the middleman and shake the hand of the farmer, the forager, the artisan. For so many of us living in the city, shopping at the supermarket, unwrapping plastic-covered sandwiches for lunch, or grabbing quick takeout, the vendors are heroic. They are passionate about their products and have chosen to do what they do on a small scale for any number of reasons, including better ...

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Overview

Two of the biggest draws of the farmers' market are the chance to buy local products and the opportunity to meet the producer—to skip the middleman and shake the hand of the farmer, the forager, the artisan. For so many of us living in the city, shopping at the supermarket, unwrapping plastic-covered sandwiches for lunch, or grabbing quick takeout, the vendors are heroic. They are passionate about their products and have chosen to do what they do on a small scale for any number of reasons, including better quality, tradition, respect for the earth, or to continue a family business. Writer Leora Bloom profiles 17 such Washington food artisans, including producers of fruit, wine, cheese, tomatoes, lavender, and honey, as well as meat, fish, and grains. She also provides recipes for each farmer's products, procured from Washington's most renowned chefs and restaurants.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In an effort to highlight local producers and chefs, Seattle resident Bloom gathered stories and over 50 recipes from a diverse cast of dedicated farmers and foodies in this eye-catching volume. Stina Booth and her husband, John Richardson, who run Booth Canyon Orchard, "take turns driving their truck across the Cascades to bring their apples and pears to Seattle so that someone is always at home taking care of the trees." Loki Fish Co.'s Pete Knutson (who resembles "a Norwegian fisherman… movie-star handsome, aging with craggy wrinkles in all the right places") is similarly attached to his trade—when he's not fishing, he advocates for "sustainable fisheries" and salmon habitat preservation. In addition to these charming profiles, recipes ranging from spiced albacore tuna with stone fruit chutney to goat cheesecake with pears and honey will have denizens of the Northwest and beyond drooling—most ingredients can be sourced nationwide. Supplemented with Clare Barboza's sumptuous photographs of landscapes and prepared dishes, this volume will inspire even those unable to travel to this far corner of the country to try their hand at Washingtonian fare, as well as explore their own local treasures. Color photos. (Apr.)
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"In an effort to highlight local producers and chefs, Seattle resident Bloom gathered stories and over 50 recipes from a diverse cast of dedicated farmers and foodies in this eye-catching volume... In addition to these charming profiles, recipes ranging from spiced albacore tuna with stone fruit chutney to goat cheesecake with pears and honey will have denizens of the Northwest and beyond drooling--most ingredients can be sourced nationwide. Supplemented with Clare Barboza's sumptuous photographs of landscapes and prepared dishes, this volume will inspire even those unable to travel to this far corner of the country to try their hand at Washingtonian fare, as well as explore their own local treasures."
Publishers Weekly 

"Bloom’s farm-to-table cookbook features chef recipes organized by course, engaging profiles of Northwest food artisans, and breathtaking color photographs... This attractive gift book is filled with details on Washington producers and restaurants. VERDICT These 52 recipes for soups, salads, appetizers, mains, and desserts will appeal most to readers familiar with or located in Washington."
Library Journal
 
Amid gorgeous photos of produce and local producers, freelance writer Leora Bloom details the stories behind the locally sourced food we love to eat. You’ll find recipes such as Tulio’s goat Brie and tomato jam bruschetta, the Dahlia Lounge’s honey-soy-cured Pacific mackerel and, to top it all off, apricot sorbet from the Parfait ice cream truck.
Seattle Magazine

A book filled with essays about some of our favorite farms, recipes from terrific chefs, and gorgeous photos from Clare Barboza? This is clearly tailor-made for our readers. Leora Bloom tells luxuriously in-depth stories of the folks behind our local food scene...
Edible Seattle

"...eloquently narrated by Leora Y. Bloom, and featuring lush photography by Clare Barboza. The book profiles chefs, farmers, artisan producers and more, bringing the reader along with her on her journey to find the beating hearts of Washington State’s food culture. Stories of success, hardship, rebuilding and creating join mouthwatering recipes and eye-catching images to present a real sense of the community that makes our state one of the most abundant and versatile culinary meccas in the country. Studded with recipes like Roasted Beet Salad with Port-Lavender Vinaigrette, Sockeye Salmon with Chanterelles and Summer Peppers, and Washington Cherry Gazpacho, the length and breadth of our wonderful state is present in every bite."
Dishing with Kathy Casey

There's great pleasure in meeting Bloom's subjects... Both of these local books belong on international shelves. They deserve to be sent forth into the world as ambassadors, to explain to distant friends and relatives why our land, this inlet on the western coast of the North American continent, is such a fortunate one, endowed with natural riches and populated by folks who don't confuse abundance with moral superiority. 
Crosscut.com 

Library Journal
Like Ashley Gartland's Dishing Up Oregon, freelance writer Bloom's farm-to-table cookbook features chef recipes organized by course, engaging profiles of Northwest food artisans, and breathtaking color photographs. Dishes like Washington Cherry Gazpacho and Roasted Duck Breast with Lavender, Coriander, and Fennel are inspired, but many contain elusive regional ingredients. This attractive gift book is filled with details on Washington producers and restaurants. VERDICT These 52 recipes for soups, salads, appetizers, mains, and desserts will appeal most to readers familiar with or located in Washington.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570616600
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 935,954
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Leora Bloom trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. She has worked in restaurants in Washington, DC, and San Francisco; ran her own bakery in Bellevue, Washington; and tested recipes for several cookbooks. Leora is a freelance writer for the Seattle Times and an avid baker who loves to shop at farmers' markets and travel. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three children. The author lives in Seattle, WA.

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Table of Contents

Recipse by Course vii

Ackowledgments ix

Introdution xiii

Row Crops 1

Alvarez Farms 3

Billy's Gardens 13

Olsen Farms 21

Pelindaba Lavender 31

Bluebird Grain Farms 43

Animal Products 55

Port Madison Goat Farm and Dairy 57

Kurtwood Farms 65

Turnbow Flat Farm 71

Loki Fish Co. 87

Taylor Shellfish Farms 95

Fruit 103

Alm Hill Gardens 105

PiPitone Farms 117

Booth Canyon Orchard 127

Foraged Foods 141

Wild Things 143

Tahuya River Apiaries 159

Wine 169

Cadaretta 171

J.Bookwalter Winery 177

Appendix I Where to Find the Producers 183

Appendix II The Restaurants 187

Index 193

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  • Posted August 26, 2012

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    4.5 stars Wonderful stories of the folks who toil to ensure fre

    4.5 stars Wonderful stories of the folks who toil to ensure fresh,
    health ingredients are available for our tables. From lavender to honey
    bees to cattle to shellfish, these farmers tell us how they came to live
    their passion. The recipes which follow each section come from chefs in
    some of Washington’s finest restaurants; my only complaint is that the
    majority are from Seattle. Why not include more from other parts of the
    state? A great book for those interested in sustainable agriculture and
    cooking, as well as for readers looking for beautiful pictures and
    engrossing text.

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