The Farmer's Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers' Market Foods

The Farmer's Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers' Market Foods


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The Farmer's Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers' Market Foods by Julia Shanks, Brett Grohsgal

Eating seasonally can indeed be a challenge -- especially now that we can have anything we want anytime by heading to the supermarket. But making the effort to rise to that challenge can be a source of great satisfaction. Eating locally engages our powers of creativity, learning, and experimentation. Who would have guessed that fresh kohlrabi and okra could please so many grown-ups, that greens and sliced turnips right out of the fields could so easily draw kids away from packaged snacks?

The Farmer's Kitchen offers up a larder of over 300 professionally tested recipes, ranging from traditional Southern-inspired favorites (like Braised Collard Greens) to innovative preparations of unconventional plants (like sorrel and tomatillos). The Farmer's Kitchen is organized with the cook in mind, with indexes categorized by ingredient and by course. Full of practical insights from field to fork, this cookbook celebrates the small farmer's labor of love with recipes that showcase every crop at its best.

Julia Shanks and Brett Grohsgal share their combined 35 years of experience growing, cooking and eating a glorious range of seasonal specialties to this approachable cookbook, now fully revised with beautiful botanical sketches by Genevieve Goldleaf of produce and preparation. The Farmer's Kitchen is designed to help you understand each harvest's season, how to choose truly ripe produce, and the best ways to store a cornucopia of vegetables, fruits, roots, and rhizomes. Cited as a reference in Michelle Obama's, American Grown, The Farmer's Kitchen is indispensable for CSA members, farmer's market aficionados, and anyone who wants to appreciate fresh food at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460910238
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Julia Shanks- chef, entrepreneur and multi-engine instrument rated pilot - received her professional training as a chef at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Aviation Psychology, and MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from Babson College.

Brett Grohsgal has been the chef in 8 establishments and cooked in seven others, from New England to Louisiana to California and at sea, and over a twenty year period. Brett earned a Bachelor's degree in Botany from Berkeley and a Master's in Soil Science from North Carolina State University. As Brett's passion for cooking great foods evolved he began growing his own produce and in 1996 he and his wife, Dr. Christine Bergmark, bought 100 acres of prime land in Lexington Park, Maryland.

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