Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables

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Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt On Vegetables features seasonal recipes, stories, fresh insights, and unusual revelations by nutrition experts, shareholders, farm workers, and Farmer John himself. In addition to the 225 recipes and culinary suggestions, The Real Dirt On Vegetables features color and black & white photos of the vegetables growing in the fields, and of the crew harvesting, washing, and sorting. Lyrical yet practical, it builds relationship with the vegetables and deepens the understanding of the farm on which they are grown.

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Reviews & Endorsements:

“Farmer John, with boa and pitchfork, is provocative and passionate about cultivating not only delicious vegetables but also a vibrant community of farmers and consumers dedicated to the values of sustainability.”
~ Alice Waters, Chez Panisse ~

“As a chef, I know that without superb, seasonal, pristine product, I really cannot get too far. I have been using the extraordinary produce from Angelic Organics for years, and I can attest it has made a substantial difference at Charlie Trotters. The stories and recipes in this glorious book thoroughly connect the farmer to the kitchen. Congratulations, John, you've delivered a real winner.”
~ Chef Charlie Trotter ~

“The book is arranged seasonally by crop, offering recipes and information on storing and preserving the exotic or misunderstood vegetables like sunchokes, rutabagas and kohlrabi. Familiar staples like corn, tomatoes and spinach are also represented, but jazzed up with an eclectic international pantry of condiments and spices...readers vicariously experience life on this unique farm in this farm kitchen bible presented with missionary zeal.”
~ Publishers Weekly ~

“Filled with amusing anecdotes and insights into the human condition, this is not your average cookbook but it does have recipes for every vegetable from asparagus to zucchini.”
~ Bennett Gordon, Utne Reader ~

“A charming companion cookbook to a popular documentary. Goes straight to the heart of Peterson’s indomitable spirit: fresh, home-grown, organic produce…Just as with the farm, this isn’t Peterson’s project alone—shareholders contribute recipes, tips and testimonials throughout the text, giving it a communal feel. A warm, earthy celebration of agriculture and the journey from field to your table.”
~ Kirkus Reviews ~

“Truly a unique take on the state of American farming…Peterson’s passion for his family’s land, and for growing healthier food, is inspiring and reminds us just how much goes on behind the scenes of the foods we eat every day.”
~ Brian C. Howard, E / The Environmental Magazine ~


Paperback: 360 pages
225 recipes
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers; 1st edition (May 30, 2006)
Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN: 1423600142
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

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