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The farmers market cookbook : the ultimate guide to enjoying fresh, local, seasonal produce
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<p> Unlock the mysteries of your Farmers Market and CSA box with this guide to eating and preserving local, seasonal foods </p> <p>Farmers' Markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, preparation techniques, and over two hundred flavorful recipes, The Farmers' Market Cookbook has the answer to every prospective locavore's perennial question, "What do I do with this ?"</p> <p>Featuring a range of traditional favorites alongside innovative creations showcasing the stunning flavors of heirloom fruits and vegetables, this guide to seasonal eating will help you engage your powers of creativity, learning, and experimentation. Recipes include:</p> Garlic scape vichyssoise Potato fennel "risotto" Beef roulade with cilantro mojo Cantaloupe salsa <p>Eating locally cultivates appreciation for those who grow our food. Full of practical insights from field to fork, The Farmers' Market Cookbook celebrates the small farmer's labor of love with recipes that showcase every crop at its best--essential reading for anyone who wants to appreciate fresh food at its best.</p> <p> Julia Shanks has honed her culinary talents working in restaurants around the country, developing a taste for fresh, local and seasonal foods. She consults with restaurants, farms and food producers, helping them maximize profits and streamline revenues through sustainable business practices.</p> <p> Brett Grohsgal worked as everything from line cook to executive chef while developing and sharing his appreciation for artisanal, seasonal foods. Now he runs Even' Star Organic Farm, growing and harvesting crops year-round for restaurants, grocery stores, universities, farmers markets, and the farm's own successful CSA.</p>
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
1Eating Seasonallyp. 1
2Produce Descriptionsp. 3
3Storing Your Produce for Optimal Freshnessp. 31
4Key Techniques and Definitions of Termsp. 41
5The Recipesp. 45
Breakfastp. 47
Appetizers, Hors d'Oeuvres, and Snacksp. 53
Soups and Saladsp. 75
Side Dishesp. 113
Pastap. 183
Main Dishesp. 195
Condiments and Saucesp. 235
Dessert and Sweet Treatsp. 273
Drinksp. 291
Recipe Index by Ingredientsp. 295
Recipe Index by Coursep. 303
About the Authorsp. 307
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