Synopses & Reviews
With 150 tempting recipes for those lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, fat, juicy, and ready-to-burst heirloom tomatoes, The Tomato Festival Cookbook is the landmark cookbook for America's favorite garden vegetable. Author Lawrence Davis-Hollander presents an exhaustive collection of everything about the tomato--from tomato lore, gardening how-to, expert advice on seed saving and preservation to selecting the right heirlooms for your garden and your kitchen. With definitive recipes for such classics as Tomato Basil Quiche and marinara sauce to show-stoppers from chefs Alice Waters, Deborah Madison, Daniel Boulud, Rick Bayless, and Melissa Kelly, to name a few.
Whether you grow your own rainbow selection of heirlooms or are thinking of adding them to your garden, Davis-Hollander has the best advice on heirloom growing. As the founder and director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, an organization dedicated to promoting our knowledge of useful plants, especially heirloom food plants, Davis-Hollanderhas handpicked the recipes and the chefs to contribute to this preeminent tomato bible. Along with an impressive background in botany and farming, Lawrence is committed to food preservation, sustainable farming, and the rebirth of the American Farmer's Market. For the tomato lover who does not have a garden full of plump, red heirlooms, this book offers a guide to the local Farmer's Market with a knowledgeable eye and an appetite for Green Zebras, Cherokee Chocolates, Box Car Willies, Omar's Lebanese, and Earl of Edgecombs. With recipes for everything from salsas, risottos, and Chicken Nicoise to tomato tarts and sorbet, The Tomato Festival Cookbook takes the tomato to new culinary heights. For anyone who loves eating, growing, preserving or just admiring tomatoes, The Tomato Festival Cookbook is as essential to the kitchen as the tomato itself.
"The majority of Americans have never be refrigerated. Two-color illus. throughout. (May) Forecast: Davis-Hollander has little name recognition outside of a small network of local farmers and restaurants in the Northeast. However, Deborah Madison's name should help she's a prominent vegetarian chef and cookbook author. The book follows the growing trend of buying and eating seasonal and locally grown food from farmers' markets." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"A veritable encyclopedia of everything tomato..." -Country Living
"Tomato lovers, this cookbook is for you." -St. Petersburg times
"...everything you need to know about tomatoes." -St. Paul Pioneer Press
"This compendium of common knowledge and obscure facts about the tomato plant and its fruit can answer just about any question about the world's most popular garden staple." -Booklist
"...a perennial resource for cooks who want to make the most of nature's lumpy, bumpy heirloom bounty. "
-Chile Pepper (magazine)
This landmark cookbook for America's favorite garden vegetable includes 150 recipes, gardening advice, expert information about seed saving and preservation, and tells how to select heirloom tomatoes for the garden and kitchen.
A must have cookbook for tomato lovers that includes 150 recipes.
About the Author
Lawrence Davis-Hollander is the founder and director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, which encourages gardeners to rediscover heirloom plants. Lawrence lives with his wife and two sons in the Berkshire hills of Ashley Falls, Massachusetts.