America--farm to Table

America--farm to Table

Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers

Book - 2014
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"Bestselling author and world-renown chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer-from Maine to Los Angeles-in stories, photos, and recipes. Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville, Tennessee, to San Francisco, to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products. In Seattle, Chef Matt Dillon introduces readers to Farmer Pierre Monnat, who produces fava beans and lamb. Batali then features those ingredients in such mouth-watering recipes as: Lamb Shank Sloppy Joes and Fava Bean Guacamole. In Washington, DC, Chef Jose Andres from Jaleo introduces us to Farmer Jim Crawford, who grows corn, broccoli, and strawberries Batali's accompanying dishes include: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup and Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa. Other stops along the way include: Tampa; Austin; Nashville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; New York, San Francisco; Portland, Maine; Chicago; Cleveland; Suttons Bay, Michigan; and Vail, Colorado. With over 100 superb recipes, this is the book that every home cook will want upon returning from the farmer's market or grocers. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Life & Style, [2014]
ISBN: 9781455584697
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 B311A 2014
Characteristics: 351 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Webster, Jim


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Sarah_CT Apr 28, 2015

Smorgasbook read America Farm to Table in April and were not disappointed! The book's food design was simple but sophisticated and the book layout matched the simple style. Batali is not afraid to fry so veggies can be quite decadent. Recipes are easy enough for a home cook highlighted by easy sauces and dressings. If you like to read cookbooks you won't be disappointed as each region of the country highlights a farm and a chef in interesting vignettes. This book is a summer must read for cooks and readers!

Feb 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite of Batali's cookbooks. Lots of great recipes that are easily accessible & adaptable to my local farmers' raw ingredients & personal/family dietary needs.

Great profiles of the chefs & farmers, but wish there were more about the Pacific NW--of course!


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