The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers
Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hardcover, 9780740791444, 304pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
In the visually stunning yet practical cookbook "Eating Local," author Janet Fletcher and the kitchen experts at Sur La Table not only show you how to use more fresh ingredients in your everyday cooking, they also bring you closer to the family farms where the ingredients are grown and to the idealistic people who grow them.
With 150 recipes featuring a wide range of fresh ingredients, "Eating Local" also highlights 10 community supported agriculture projects around the country. These progressive farms provide inspiration for all who want to cook more wholesome meals using ingredients from their own foodshed.
Janet Fletcher, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, is the author of numerous books on food and wine. She lives in Napa Valley.
This year has yielded a bumper crop of cookbooks for the farmers market regular. Food writer T. Susan Chang has sorted through this bounty to come up with an armload of recommendations -- as well as a score of great summer recipes -- for the locavore in your life. More at NPR.org
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