by Rachel C., January 1, 2010 3:27 PM
Over the years, Deborah Madison has taught us that what is fresh is always better than what is being shipped in. She focuses on this edict in Local Flavors by offering up recipes which make use of seasonal farmers markets. Chapters are deftly arranged by fruit and vegetable families and when they are in season, which leads to great ease in finding the perfect recipe for squash, eggplant, or cantaloupe. The recipes are imaginative, the photography sumptuous, and Madison's enthusiasm for her subject is positively contagious.