This is the first post in the category of Farm Share Cooking on our spiffy new website. This blog post got revised and publish and you can check it out here!
As the year progresses, each of our share items will have its own blog post, and we will have guest blogs from our more foodie share members with thoughts and tips on how to get the most out of your share.
These are the books you may want to invest in to complement the blog:
Chez Panisse Vegetables, Alice Waters
Cooking as art, the center of family and community. The minimalist approach to getting the most out of the natural flavor of the vegetable.
Stay safe, follow the experts when hot water bath and presser canning to preserve your shares for the off-season.
The Heart of the Plate, Katzen
As Lucile says, “It’s a Molly!” The author-illustrator of the much loved Moosewood Cookbook brings those recipes to scale for the family kitchen. This is a beautiful book and worthy of a space on your night stand.
Kitchen Ecosystem, Bone
Hate food waste? This is the book for you. It breaks down the share items into recipes that use every bit of the product, and sees the kitchen as a closed-system environment in and of itself. Great for homes where composting is not an option.
Nourishing Traditions, Fallon
Another food bible. Recipes and philosophies to keep your food full of nutrients and flavor. Lots of practical information and philosophy to accompany your cooking adventures.
Wild Fermentation, Katz
This smaller version of the fermentation tome, The Art of Fermentation, is practical and novice friendly. Start with kraut and you’ll never let ‘too much produce’ be a problem again!
These are my go-to books because they offer a useful combination of well tested recipes and a deep love of the art of using fresh, seasonal produce to feed one’s self, family and friends.
Wanting to go deeper? Then add these two books to your collection:
Vegetable Literacy, Madison
I wish I had written this book. So much knowledge, so well organized, so much love of vegetables.
Seasonally organized food preservation recipes accompanied by ways to use the preserved products. Very practical, indeed.
Hope this helps you get more and more from your weekly shares. Please use the comment section below to add your favorites to the list.