Synopses & Reviews
Like many of todays home gardeners, Jeanne Kelleys backyard kitchen garden is a means to indulge her desire for fresh, organic, and flavor-rich produce. Just minutes outside of downtown Los Angeles, this same backyard is also home to Kelleys pet goat and Ameraucana chickens, which provide her with a plentiful amount of milk and sky blue eggs that often feature in Kelleys internationally inspired dishes. Now she shares more than 150 of her recipes, all of which incorporate new and authentic ways to take advantage of local and seasonal foods and incorporate the multi-ethnic flavors into your everyday meals. This remarkable cookbook presents a contemporary version of field-to-table cooking that hails from a region where home chefs prune their kitchen gardens in the shadow of metropolitan cities and year-round farmers markets provide heirloom vegetables that inspire classic and enticing dishes. Capitalizing on her 20 years as a Bon Appetit contributor, Kelleys recipes are simple and spectacular. With strategies for both weeknight cooking and special occasions, Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes is the essential manual for all who hunger to create quick and healthy meals with flair. In addition to the many mouthwatering recipes, Kelley provides readers with tips and menus for entertaining, plus a thorough kitchen garden primer that celebrates the simple joy of growing your own produce-including discussion on small container and community gardens, raising and keeping backyard chickens, composting, and growing your own exotic ingredients.
“Lovely and practical: That's the rare standard met in Jeanne Kelley's Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes From a Modern Kitchen Garden
. The dishes pictured do look good enough to eat. Stare hard enough at the Fig and Blue Cheese Crostini for Two Seasons, and you appreciate the smart thinking of an appetizer that can work with whichever type of that fruit is available. A side dish of Brussels Sprouts With Marjoram and Pine Nuts, containing shallots and a little cream, shows a depth of creativity. And Blood Orange Granita With Vanilla Ice Cream — which can also be made with Valencia oranges — couldn't be simpler or more stunning.”—Washington Post, February 27, 2008
“Kelley (offers advice) on raising backyard hens and cultivating green garlic. Apartment dwellers with no prospect of planting pole beans and suburbanites whose tidy plots aren’t zoned for livestock will feel at a disadvantage reading these books. Even so, many of the recipes are worthwhile and most can be created with ingredients available for sale, if not in Aisle 1 at the supermarket.”—The New York Time Style Magazine, Spring 2008
“The only problem with "Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes," the new cookbook from Jeanne Kelley, is that you won't want to spill anything on it. That's because this beautifully designed compilation, replete with mouthwatering color photographs, looks and feels more like a coffee-table book than a recipe collection. Still, if you lug Ms. Kelley's offering into the kitchen, you won't be disappointed.”—The Christian Science Monitor, April 2008
“A smart and sensible guide to cooking, in all its colors … Lovely and practical.”—The Washington Post, February 2008
A visually stunning guide to the emerging kitchen garden culture-combining home-grown ingredients with globally influenced tastes
Learn how to incorporate multi-ethnic flavors in your everyday meals with this visually stunning cookbook that provides strategies for both weeknight cooking and special occasions, using local and seasonal foods.
Kelleys backyard kitchen garden is fresh, organic, and yields flavor-rich produce. Complete with a pet goat and Ameraucana chickens it provide her with a plentiful amount of milk and sky blue eggs, all of which inspired the more than 150 simple and delicious recipes that combine home-grown ingredients with globally influenced tastes.
With a kitchen garden primer, composting guide, and gorgeous full-color photography throughout, Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes celebrates the simple joy of field-to-table cooking.
About the Author
Jeanne Kelley attended the La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. Since then, she has been affiliated with Bon Appetit magazine for 20 years. Kelley is also a frequent contributor to Cooking Light magazine, and many of her recipes and articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Natural Health, Islands, and Spa magazines. She lives in Los Angeles with her landscape designer husband and two teenage daughters.