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The Farm to Table Cookbook

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The Farm to Table Cookbook

The Art of Eating Locally

By Ivy Manning; Gregor Torrence (Photographer)

Sasquatch Books, Paperback, 9781570616433, 239pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2010

The farm-to-table movement is flourishing. Farmers markets and greenmarkets are popping up in cities and neighborhoods across the country. Shoppers are no longer restricted to the same 30 items in the produce section of the Kroger or Safeway. This cookbook invites you try Escarole Caesar Salad, a Dandelion Greens-Italian Sausage-Fontina Cheese Pizza, and Kohlrabi Salad with Pea Shoots. Farmers markets also introduce cooks to artisan cheesemakers, and the recipe for End of Summer Quiche plays up the tangy character of locally made goat cheese. Ivy Manning, cooking teacher, chef, and writer--has gathered many of the recipes in her book from leading restaurants in Portland and Seattle that are notable practitioners of fresh local ingredients. Organized by seasons. each section also has an illustrated produce primer that introduces and explains the culinary qualities of spring greens, heirloom tomatoes (summer); pears and (fall), and winter squash.

About the Author
Ivy Manning developed the cooking classes at the Whole Foods in Portland. She has written about food, cooking, eating, and drinking for The Oregonian, Food and Wine, and Willamette Week. She and Gregor Torrence both live in Portland.

Praise For The Farm to Table Cookbook

"Makes readers hungry for fresh, locally grown foods with her recipes and guides on selecting the best fruits and vegetables and cooking them in the most delicious ways." —Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Wherever your market is found, declare your alle-