Dimensions: 372 Pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 1.97 in
Published: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Canal House
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 098273946X
ISBN - 13: 9780982739464
From the Publisher
We are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks.
We cook seasonally because that's what makes sense.
Farm Markets and Gardens is a collection of some of our
favorite summer recipes. They''ll make you want to run straight to
the kitchen or out to the grill and start cooking. Our recipes are
easy to prepare and completely doable for the novice and
experienced cook alike. In the summer, we forsake the convenience
of the supermarket to live in the season by shopping at farmers'
markets and roadside tables, and gathering the very freshest
vegetables from our own gardens. The way we cook couldn't be
simpler-slicing big, juicy tomatoes for lunch, preserving tomatoes
for later; grilling vine-wrapped whole fish or a peppercorn-rubbed
beef tenderloin for dinner; roasting chickens then slathering them
with fresh herb butter; cooking corn into succotash; and turning
ripe summer fruit into jams, jellies, and cobblers.
The Good Life is a collection of some of our favorite
recipes, the ones we cook for ourselves, our friends, and our
families during the fall and right through the holiday season.
These are recipes that will make you want to restock your pantry
and refrigerator and start cooking. In this volume we toast to the
good life with ice-cold flutes of grower Champagne and cook lots of
big, delicious food. We assemble our version of smørrebrød that
glorious array of Danish open-faced sandwiches-with smoked, cured,
and pickled fish. We turn out classic pâtés and terrines; top
buckwheat blini with smoked salmon and trout roe; tuck black
truffles under the skin of our roasted chicken; make our own
sausages to serve with big spoonfuls of creamy polenta; and fill
crêpes with savory and sweet fillings. We fry apple fritters in the
fall and decorate sugar cookies for the holidays.
The Grocery Store is a collection of our favorite recipes
using the best that grocery stores have to offer. It is filled with
recipes that will make you want to run straight to the grocery
store to stock up and start cooking. Good cooking relies on good
shopping, so we buy smoked fish to make a delicious creamy stew,
and plump organic chickens to roast right on the oven rack over
potatoes and vegetables. Bunches of fat local asparagus go into our
shopping cart-we cook them simply and bathe them in a luscious
lemon-butter sauce. We choose hearty escarole and tender young
spinach and stock up on bags of frozen peas and fava beans to use
in so many ways. We buy succulent rhubarb for an early spring tonic
or for an Easter dessert, roasted and spooned over crisp meringues.
About the Author
Christopher Hirsheimer is executive editor of "Saveur". Her
photographs appear regularly in "Saveur" and in numerous cookbooks,
including "Fried & True". She lives in rural Pennsylvania.