Taking its name from the Latin for “farmer,” Agricola is a community-minded eatery in Princeton, New Jersey, offering locally sourced food in a warm, stylish atmosphere. It’s a farm-supported restaurant with its heart in the right place—and now, a cookbook with 100 inspired recipes, including Sweet Corn Soup with Bacon and Smoked Paprika Oil, Flatiron Steak with Green Garlic Gremolata and a kale salad so good it puts other kale salads to shame.
Despite its official nickname, the Garden State, New Jersey is still in the early stages of its farm-to-table scene. The people behind Agricola are out to change all that. Along with its own 112-acre Great Road Farm supplying the restaurant with a variety of seasonal produce, chicken and eggs, Agricola supports New Jersey foragers, specialty growers and local family farms. Farmer Steve Tomlinson takes us for a tour around the farm, sharing his wisdom and insight from a handful of seeds to bushels of full-grown squash.
All publisher’s profits benefit the Edible Schoolyard Project.
“Josh Thomsen has a wonderful ability to bring forth the best flavors from each season’s ingredients. Agricola’s recipes are simple, robust, and full of life—and celebrate farm and farmer.” —Alice Waters