Joanne Lamb Hayes has developed, tested, and written recipes for thirty-seven years. She is the author of Grandma’s Wartime Kitchen, the co-author of six other cookbooks, and the former food editor of Country Living magazine. She is a member of the Carnegie Hill/Yorkville CSA in New York City.
Lori Stein is the president of Layla Productions, a book-production company that has completed more than two hundred books, including Good Housekeeping’s Recipe Collection and The American Garden Guides. She is a member of the Carnegie Hill/Yorkville CSA and works with CSA organizations in New York City.
Recipes from America’s Small Farms gathers the most exciting, original, and authentic recipes—using the freshest ingredients—from those who know best how to set a table anytime of the year. Favorite recipes from farmers across the country and members of Community Supported Agriculture—a national organization that facilitates direct farmer-to-consumer sales of produce—will inspire home cooks everywhere. Also included are recipes from high-profile chefs such as Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill), Peter Hoffman (Savoy), Roxanne Klein (Roxanne’s), and Kevin von Klause (White Dog Café).
Readers will find it easy to locate recipes, organized by food family, that call for the vegetables and fruits that are in season, readily available, and simple to use. Recipes like Creamy Turnip Soup; Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Tapenade Toast Points; Greek Zucchini Cakes; and Hiroko’s Fusion Choy with Tahini-Soy Dip give common produce exotic appeal.
The book includes a chapter on meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood, and there are vegan recipes throughout. Each chapter provides details about the history, characteristics, and nutritional qualities of specific fruits and vegetables. Cooking techniques, useful sidebars, and a glossary make this book an indispensable resource.