Eighty seasonal recipes from master gardener William Woys Weaver will inspire victory gardeners and CSA shoppers to turn heirloom vegetables into delicious dishes.As a trusted expert in the lore of the garden, you can’t do much better than celebrated author, chef, and custodian of the Roughwood Seed Collection, William Woys Weaver. With recipes that follow the seasons, each chapter guides the reader from the garden to the kitchen to the table, an invaluable and enjoyable resource of growing, harvesting, cooking, and preserving knowledge.Comforting dishes included here range from fresh salads, slaws, and stir-fries to hearty soups and baked goods. Conserves, marmalades, and pickles preserve peak-season produce for yearlong enjoyment.Weaver’s plant-centric recipes include Pennsylvania Dutch favorites as well as inspirations from his global travels. With each bite, these recipes present the delicious biodiversity of local produce and careful preparation. Essays and sidebars enrich the reader’s experience with practical tips on the proper treatment of ingredients.
William Woys Weaver is an internationally known food historian and four-time winner of the prestigious IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Awards. He is the author of numerous books on food history and gardening, and has been featured programs such as Good Morning America (with Julia Child). He has been the subject of special articles in Food & Wine, Food Arts, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and Country Living. Weaver maintains the Roughwood Seed Collection of heirloom food plants at the historic Lamb Tavern in Devon, Pennsylvania, and at www.roughwoodtable.org.