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Recipe Resources

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

This is the first cookbook (of many, we hope) from Deb Perelman, author of one of the most popular cooking blogs on the web,, which is also worth checking out for even more recipes, tips, tutorials, and entertaining writing. She doesn't use a lot of hard-to-find ingredients, focuses on fresh ingredients and comfort foods, and does it all in a very tiny NYC kitchen. (The book is available at the Elliott Bay Book Company.)

From Asparagus to Zucchini — A Guide to Cooking Farm Fresh Seasonal Produce

This excellent cookbook is put together by the Madison Area community Supported Agriculture Coalition. It is packed full with great recipes that highlight common to unusual vegetables that might be given to a CSA or found at a farmers market. They also have great tips on how to use and store the veggies. (Available at the Elliott Bay Book Company.)

Farmer John's Cookbook — The Real Dirt on Vegetables

Seasonal recipes and stories from a community supported farm — written by Farmer John Peterson and Angelic Organics

Another great book written specifically for the wide variety of produce one can receive from a CSA. This cookbook not only has delicious recipes but the stories included reflect on how John Perersons family farm changed over the years and evolved into one of the biggest CSA's in the country. It shows what a good piece of land, determination, and a strong and dedicated customer base can become! (Available at the Elliott Bay Book Company.)

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home

Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day by The Moosewood Collective

The subtitle says it all as this well-used book is a favorite to turn to for everything from simple to throw together appetizers and dressings to quick and easy side or main dishes. The desserts are also quick to put together and delicious too! (Available at the Elliott Bay Book Company.)

The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook

Inspired Recipes Celebrating Northwest Farms by Debra Daniels-Zeller

A wonderful book written by a local chef that has more elaborate recipes highlighting vegetables that grow well in our Northwest climate. There are local farmer profiles as well as many tips on how to use many of the ingredients from grains to veggies. This is another thoughtful cookbook that is instrumental in teaching about Organic farming, supporting local farmers, and cooking seasonally. (Available at the Elliott Bay Book Company.)

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