Dec 17, 2009

~CLOSED~Review & Giveaway: Earth To Table

Earth to Table
Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm
By Jeff Crump, Bettina Schormann

Earth to Table by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann is an extraordinary, gorgeously illustrated collection of reflections and recipes in the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Matters. Subtitled “Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm,” Earth to Table sumptuously illuminates how good food is grown and how it comes to us—following over the course of one year, the journey from farm to restaurant of delicious organic produce. Featuring thoughts and recipes from some of the world’s most renowned and innovative “slow food” chefs—including Dan Barber (Blue Hill), Thomas Keller (The French Laundry), Matthew Dillon (Sitka and Spruce), and Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck)—here is a glorious celebration of the best things on earth, from Earth to Table.

My Review
We all want to feed our families a healthy diet. We read food labels, buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store or the farmers market, and maybe we even grow some of our own produce in our back yards. If you've ever picked a fresh cucumber, radish, or tomato from your own garden, and eaten it within moments of taking it off the vine, you know how amazing and fresh food can taste. I look forward to our garden vegetables every year. My husband does the planting and I do most of the preparing, cooking, canning, drying, freezing, and preserving the harvest. We also stock up on local produce in season.
Earth To Table is all about growing, harvesting, and cooking seasonal foods. It's divided into the four seasons, with stories about farm life, information about such things as composting, foraging, and canning, and most of all, lots of great recipes. The authors tell us which foods we should be focusing on eating during each season, based upon what is available locally.
Some of the recipes included in Earth To Table are: Dandelion Salad with Poached Eggs, Rhubarb Fool, Maple Shoofly Pie, Deep-Fried Zucchini Blossoms, French Vanilla Ice Cream, French Onion Soup, Duck Confit, Salt-Baked Arctic Char.
The recipes are easy to follow, with plenty of photos.
You can browse inside the book here and purchase it at HarperCollins.

Thanks to Kyle and HarperCollins Publishers, I'm giving away 3 copies of Earth To Table!

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Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. This is my honest opinion, and was not influenced by the sponsor in any way.