An essential resource for the modern cook, filled with family-tested recipes in sync with the months and seasons of the year.
Eating fresh, local produce is a growing trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie W. Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing her family and friends with the fruits of her kitchen labor since she was a kid. In The Farmer’s Cookbook Lawrence includes recipes for everything from biscuits and breads to pies and cookies, soups and stews to ribs and roasts. Also included are instructions for making cheese, curing meats, canning and preserving, and much more.
Organized by month to coordinate with a farmer’s calendar, cooks will find Orange Date Bran Muffins and Old-Fashioned Pot Roast in January, Hot Spiced Maple Milk and Fried Cinnamon Buns in March, Mint Mallow Ice Cream in July, Vermont Cheddar Onion Bread in October, and Almond Baked Apples with Swedish Vanilla Custard Cream in December. Other recipes include Grilled Chicken with Peach Maple Glaze, Veggie Tempura, Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, and dozens of other breads, salads, drinks, and desserts that are fresh from the farmer’s kitchen.