Synopses & Reviews
A Midwest Gardener's Cookbook, the product of 50 years of cookery according to seasonal principles, offers recipes using 94 locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs (including wild crops such as mulberries, pawpaws, and violets) at the peak of their flavor and freshness. Take this book with you as you stroll through the local farmer's market, or consult it after bringing in the harvest from your own garden. If it's spring and the mint is up, what could be more delicious than a Yogurt-Mint Marinade for shish kebab, or a dish of Minted Citrus Carrots? For the summer, you'll find unusual and tasty recipes for everything from blueberries to zucchini. In autumn, make Towne's easy and inexpensive Apple Coffee Cake, or stir up a batch of her Mennonite-style Apple Butter. In the section for winter, you'll find ideas for kale, leeks, and other winter vegetables, hints for growing herbs indoors, and much more.
"... speaks eloquently to anyone who resolves to live close to the earth, and to eat well and frugally." --Indianapolis Monthly
"Marian Towne has done a superb--and witty--job!" --The Weedpatch Gazette
This marvelous cookbook, the product of 50 years of cookery according to seasonal principles, contains hundreds of recipes for more than 90 different fruits, vegetables, and herbs (including such wild crops as mulberries, pawpaws, and violets), locally grown and used at their peak of flavor and freshness. Take it with you as you stroll through the local farmer's market, or consult it after bringing in the harvest from your own garden.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -284) and index.
About the Author
MARIAN K. TOWNE was born in South Dakota during the Great Depression. In her Mennonite farm family, wasting food was anathema. Wherever she has lived in the Midwest, she and her family have purchased locally grown fresh produce, gardened, and cooked. She is also the author of Bread of Life, Diaries and Memories of a Dakota Family, 1936-1945 and The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana.