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Cooking from the market! What are your favourite Seasonal, Farm Market, Produce Cookbooks?

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Cooking from the market! What are your favourite Seasonal, Farm Market, Produce Cookbooks?

Breadcrumbs | Apr 10, 2011 05:07 PM

I'm so excited to see my chives peeking through the still chilly soil. It's a sure sign that growing season has started and my menus will be influenced by what's fresh and in-season at the market.

I love bringing something wonderful home from the local market and then looking through my cookbooks to see what I can do with it.

Over the last year, I've been adding more produce, seasonal and farm market cookbooks to my shelf. I created a bookmark in EYB to bring all those books together in one place and help me search and it turns out I now have 57 such books on my shelf!! (head hanging in shame, yes I should be attending Cookbooks Anonymous!) One "newish" addition to my shelf that I'm extremely excited about is Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion. I love the look, feel and content of this book and I just can't wait to make some of the amazing recipes I've flagged.

I'd love to hear about your new additions and Tried & True favourites. Here are some of mine:

Newer additions to my shelf:

The Big Summer Cookbook: 300 Fresh, Flavorful Recipes for Those Lazy, Hazy Days by Jeff Cox
Eating Local: 150 Recipes from the Farm to Your Table by Janet Fletcher and Sur La Table
Fresh from the Market: Seasonal Cooking with Laurent Tourondel by Laurent Tourondel and Charlotte March

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets by Deborah Madison

Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables by Cathy Thomas
Red, White, and Greens: The Italian Way with Vegetables by Faith Heller Willinger

Seasons by Donna Hay

Simply in Season: 12 Months of Wine Country Cooking by Tony DeLuca

Take a Vine-ripened Tomato... by Julie Biuso

Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch by Nigel Slater

A Well-Seasoned Appetite: Recipes for Eating with the Seasons, the Senses, and the Soul by Molly O'Neill

Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmer's Market by Jodi Liano and Tasha De Serio and Jennifer Maiser

Tried & True Favourites:

The Big Red Book of Tomatoes by Lindsey Bareham

Delia Smith's Summer Collection: 140 Recipes for Summer by Delia Smith

Niagara Cooks From Farm to Table, a Delicious Adventure by Lynn Ogryzlo

The Ontario Harvest Cookbook: An Exploration of Feasts and Flavours by Julia Aitken and Anita Stewart

The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus 130 Seasonal Recipes by Christopher Hirsheimer and Peggy Knickerbocker

The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm by Amelia Saltsman

A Year in Lucy's Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes and Memorable Meals by Lucy Waverman

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