Cooking from the Farmers Market - Jodi Liano
Released June 2012
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
I love spring and summer because I can get out into my garden and start eating fresh fruits and vegetables again. This year has led to a glut of blackberries, our vines have never done so well. Having a cookbook to inspire me with new ideas and things to try is even better.
Jodi Liano's Cooking from the Farmers Market taps into the best parts of summer. The book starts with a grid of the different types of produce you'll find at the farmers market and gives an idea of when to look for the items. Some of them will vary depending on the weather and the location.
When looking through cookbooks, there are two things I look for: lots of pictures and recipes that sound unique and nothing like I've come across before. Both of these were hits with Jodi Liano's cookbook. The pictures had my mouth watering, and then as glancing through I found a number of recipes I'm dying to try. One of them is on the menu tonight: Chicken Thighs with Roasted Apricots. I love apricots and pairing them with crispy chicken thighs sounds delicious. Add in my son's outstanding rice pilaf and the Warm Beans with Lemon Vinaigrette, and that sounds like an ideal private family dinner for a hot summer's night.
I can't wait to get started working my way through the recipes in Cooking from the Farmers Market. While there are some that have meat, there are just as many that vegetarians will be happy eating.