Synopses & Reviews
Farmers' markets are springing up everywhere. The basic idea--of local farmers selling their own produce--has been enthusiastically embraced by shoppers who value fresh, local produce at a reasonable price. For those of us numbed by supermarket shopping, The Farmers' Market Cookbook is a guide to the fruits and vegetables that are available each season. As informative as it is beautiful, the book is packed with simple, delicious recipes: Rainbow Trout with Asian Greens, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Sea Bass Baked in Fennel and Pernod, Butternut Squash Risotto, Broccoli with Chick Peas and Sage, and Blackberry Pie. A former journalist for TIME magazine, Nina Planck founded London's Farmers' Markets in 1999 and now runs a dozen of the city's markets.