Item description for Cooking with Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes with Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits (Hobby Farm Press) by Carol Boker Karen Keb Acevedo...
Cooking with Heirlooms details ways to weave heirlooms into more than 150 appetizers, soups, breads, breakfast treats, entrees, salads, side dishes, and desserts. Using those foods special to and available in each season of the year, these mouthwatering dishes pay homage to America's wonderful cooking diversity, preserve a culinary treasure for our children, and allow us to bask in our vast and savory national food heritage.
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A great gift for all ages Apr 15, 2008
My husband and I purchased this book for our 23-year-old niece's wedding shower gift. Once we received it, we found it difficult to give it up as a gift, and now plan to purchase our own. When it was opened at the wedding shower, the guests from early 20s on up to grandmothers "oooed" and "awed" over it. Our urbanite niece loved it, and stated how much she likes going to farmers' markets held in the city to get her cooking ingredients, so this book would help make her cooking really fun. The book ties its recipes in with real sustainable farms, and among its photographs, you can see some of the actual ingredients growing on the vine. It brings a depth to cookbooks this era of local food and green living seems to be calling for. It's neat that cookbooks like this attach to deeper meanings that cross cultural and generational boundaries.
Beautiful and Delicious Oct 11, 2007
If you grow heirloom veggies, or you buy them at your local farmer's market, this is the cook book for you. The recipes are listed seasonally, making it easy to come up with the perfect dish no matter the time of year - a great selling point for people who subscribe to a CSA and don't know what to do with all the goodies in their subscription box!
I also think the personal stories of small farmers scattered throughout the book are a nice touch. We all need to start paying closer attention to where our food comes from; and, if you can't grow your own, getting to know a local farmer is the ideal way to start.
And the recipes: They are diverse and easy to follow, and many are accompanied by beautiful pictures. Great book!