It’s market day! Enjoying a farmers’ market meal is only three steps away: shop for what’s fresh; cook with inspiration from these pages; and eat the delicious results. Cooking from the Farmers’ Market will show you how easy and satisfying it is to practice ‘farm-to-table cooking’ in your own home. Recipes span all courses of a meal from mouth-watering appetisers such as a crisp bruschetta with spicy broccoli rabe: starters such as lemony mixed bean salad; main dishes like decadent tomato and mozzarella tart or juicy pork tenderloin topped with tangy rhubarb chutney; and to end the meal, tender cornmeal shortcake piled with fragrant strawberries. Three simple recipes follow the description of a vegetable or fruit, with each carefully crafted recipe using only a handful of other ingredients in order to showcase the produce at its best. With this book as a guide, you’ll know exactly how to put delicious, seasonal meals on your table throughout the year.
Tasha DeSerio is a cooking teacher and food writer, and the co-owner of Olive Green Catering. She lives in Northern California.