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Eat Your Garden

See also: Fruits and Vegetables.

Here are a bunch of cookbooks that will teach you how to use up all that wonderful produce from your kitchen garden or farmers' market!

Selected Books

Creasy, Rosalind
Recipes from the Garden
q TX801.C74 2008
Creasy, author of Edible Landscaping, includes recipes using herbs, flowers and even weeds, such as "lavender-tinted vichyssoise", "pork stew with purslane", and stuffed zucchini blossoms.
 
Davis-Hollander, Lawrence
The Tomato Festival Cookbook
TX803.T6 D38 2004
150 recipes that make the most of your crop of lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, fat, juicy, ready-to-burst heirloom tomatoes. Davis-Hollander also includes information on the history of tomatoes and how to grow them.
 
Fletcher, Janet
Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers
q TX741.E235 2010x
This book focuses on CSA farms around the nation and how to use their produce. Learn more from this YouTube video of Janet Fletcher.
 
Henry, Diana
Plenty
TX741.H46 2010x
Plenty is about cooking seasonally and celebrating leftovers. It covers all sorts of food, including meats and fish. Henry is British and for the meats includes U.S., U.K. and French cuts.
 
 
Luebbermann, Mimi
The Heirloom Tomato Cookbook
TX803.T6 L84 2006x
This Chronicle Book highlights the annual Heirloom Tomato Festival at Kendall-Jackson Wine Center in an introductory chapter and lists 20 of their favorite heirloom varieties. This is followed by a collection of 50 recipes contributed by chefs and restaurants.
 
Lundy, Ronni
Butter Beans to Blackberries: Recipes from the Southern Garden
TX715.2.S68 L8497 1999
If you are interested in Southern vegetables like crowder peas, okra, and collard greens, pick up this book for recipes and also for mail order sources. It is a delight to read with lots of explanatory text and sidebars.
 
Morash, Marian
The Victory Garden Cookbook
q TX801.M67 1982
Created in conjunction with the WGBH-TV gardening series, The Victory Garden Cookbook includes brief cultivation notes and information about each vegetable. These are followed by a collection of recipes for that vegetable.
 
Slater, Nigel
Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard
TX811.S58 2012
This was first published in Britain as Tender, Volume II: A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden, a followup to Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch (see below).
 
Slater, Nigel
Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch
TX801.S596 2011
A comprehensive, deeply personal, and visually stunning guide to growing and cooking vegetables from Nigel Slater, one of Britain's foremost food writers, with more than 400 recipes and extensive gardening notes.
 

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