Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to Beekman 1802, in Sharon Springs, NY--the historic home of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. Josh and Brent star in the popular show on Planet Green TV, and they have built a worldwide reputation for their goat's milk soaps and superb, artisanal Blaak cheese.
Together, Josh and Brent have created a gorgeous cookbook that is and#8220;heirloomand#8221; in every sense of the word: they showcase heirloom fruits and vegetables; offer delicious heirloom recipes from farm, family, and friends; and include a section in the back of each chapter so you can personalize the book with your own treasured recipes--and create a unique keepsake to hand down to your family.
From springtime pea pod risotto and summery strawberry shortcake to quick braised collards in autumn and yummy chicken 'n' dumplings for a snowy winter's day, this is simple yet luscious farm-fresh fare that everyone will love.
"The Beekman Boys, aka Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge, two former city dwellers who share tales of country life through posts on cooking, health, decorating, gardening, and more on their popular Web site, Beekman1802.com, and in their regularly e-mailed newsletter, are stars on the rise. Featured on Planet Green TV, the duo take their 'heirloom' lifestyle to the masses, creating goat's milk soaps and artisanal cheese, and with their latest endeavor, a cookbook. Organized by season (and subdivided by course), this well-designed gift title presents Heirloom Recipes the authors hope will be passed down through generations, created by 'using ingredients the minute they are plucked out of the garden.' While new cooks may be intimidated by the lack of information on technique or instructional photos or illustrations, the appealing collection of seasonal recipes spring's dandelion salad with hot bacon dressing; summer's lemonade with lavender and vanilla; fall's roast pork loin with gingerbread stuffing; and winter's macaroni and cheese with kale and mushroom entice and inspire anyone with a nearby farmers' market. A 'Notes' section gives the title an old-fashioned, personal feel, and top-notch photography by Paulette Tavormina, along with chapter-opening quotes by authors including Henry James, create a complete package that will make even the die-hard urbanite fantasize about country living or at the very least, eating at the farmhouse table. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Cast iron skillets are booming in popularity: they're versatile, they're relatively inexpensive, and they don't have the toxic chemicals released by artificial nonstick pans. Though cast iron was the only pan in grandma's kitchen, these 150 recipes are fresh and updated, from cornbread with Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes to frittatas, Vietnamese spring rolls, and to-die-for sticky buns.and#160;
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a home-cooked meal, Irish-style. This fresh and appealing collection presents tried-and-true family recipes shared by local moms and grandmothers. The dishes range from distinctly traditional Irish fare (often with interesting twists) to those with international influences. Enjoy Brown Soda Bread, Fragrant Chicken Curry, Braised Derrynaflan Brisket, Sweet Fruit Scones with homemade jam, and much, much more.
Together, the Beekman Boys have created a gorgeous cookbook that is andldquo;heirloomandrdquo; in every sense of the word: they showcase heirloom fruits and vegetables; offer delicious recipes from farm, family, and friends; and include a section in the back of each chapter so you can personalize the book with your own treasured recipesandmdash;and create a unique keepsake to hand down to your family.
About the Author
Ellen Brown gained the national limelight as the founding food editor of USA Today as well as one of the founders of the New American Cuisine movement. She has written 40 cookbooks, including the critically acclaimed Cooking with the New American Chefs (Harper and Row), which won second place in the Tastemaker Awards, and the 1989 IACP Award-winning Gourmet Gazelle Cookbook (Bantam Books). She now writes a weekly column for the Providence Journal, and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appand#233;tit, and Art Culinaire. In 1985, she was inducted into the prestigious "Who's Who of Cooking in America." She lives in Providence, RI.