5 thoughts on “Eating Local

  1. It was kind of disappointing. I received this book for my birthday as a gift and was very excited to read it and test out the recipes because the Foreword was written by Alice Waters, a chef at the famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA. I thought the recipes would be unique and be a great celebration of the local grown fruits and vegetables. Instead, I found some of the recipes to be too plain, simple, and boring. I mean, does a recipe for “Grilled Romaine with a Six Minute Farm Egg” re

  2. Well . . . On the upside this is a beautiful picture-perfect coffee-table book, put our by Sur La Table, the upscale kitchen store with roots in Seattle. The book features lots of luscious color photos and is divided up by vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs. I checked this book out from the library and I’m still perusing the recipes–I’ve found many I’d like to make. The recipes are simple, the kind I might make up in my own kitchen. On the downside, I hate it when a book promotes local food and

  3. For the very reason that I grow my own fruits and veggies, I found myself unable to put this book down. I have a new appreciation for CSAs and Farmers Markets. I can now understand why the costs vary on one particular item at both big box supermarkets and Farmers Markets. The way the recipes were laid out in sections of veggies, fruits and livestock – in alphabetical order – was most helpful for me.

    The only drawback was with regard to the illustrations. I would have appreciated to know what the

  4. This is as much a “reading” book as a “recipe” book. A large proportion of the book is devoted to information about individual farms and their CSAs. CSAs have “subscribers” who typically pay some amount each month and receive a monthly box of the farm’s produce in return. Some small local farms use CSAs to supplement or replace selling at farmers markets. So whether reading about a handful of individual farms sounds interesting to you will affect how much you like this book.

    There are also quite

  5. This is a perfect cookbook for anyone who’s interested in shopping from a farmers’ market or joining a CSA. The book is divided into chapters–vegetables, fruits, and meat–that take you through many possible dishes for each item you may find at a farmers’ market or a CSA bag. I admit that one of the hardest things for me at a Farmers’ Market is, “what do I do with what I buy?” This book answers those questions, and it also provides a produce storage guide, as well as tips for starting your own

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