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Books That Highlight Cooking with Fresh Ingredients

 
 

With books like Michael Pollan's hugely popular and influential Food Rules coming to the fore, America has finally begun to realize that the quality of the food we eat—and knowing where it comes from—are essential to our health and well-being.

We know that our customers have long been concerned with preparing and eating fresh, nutritious food, and we are pleased to be able to offer the windfall of this "new" discovery, with outstanding books about making everything from our daily bread to producing delightful cheeses and beers at home.

Here are cookbooks that make the most of the increased availability of fresh local produce; books describing the history of culturally significant foods (also with recipes); books on giving your body and brain the nutrition that they need (with still more recipes); and even picture books that celebrate the elegant beauty of good food.

Have a favorite farmers market? Send us an email  thesimplelife@daedalusbooks.com with your picks.

 
 
 
 
 The Year-Round Harvest: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Eating, and Preserving the Fruits and Vegetables of Your Labor
 

The Year-Round Harvest: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Eating, and Preserving the Fruits and Vegetables of Your Labor

Catherine Abbott & Alison Woitunski.
 
ListPrice: $17.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
The culinary delights of the growing season don't have to end with summer. From picking and ...(Read More)

 
 Goodness Gracious: Recipes for Good Food and Gracious Living
 

Goodness Gracious: Recipes for Good Food and Gracious Living

Roxie Kelley & Friends. Shelly Reeves Smith, illus.
 
ListPrice: $16.99
Sale Price: $4.98
 
The author and illustrator of Keeping Good Company, With Heart and Soul, and Just ...(Read More)

 
 Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats
 

Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats

Laura C. Martin. Patrick Martins, foreword.
 
ListPrice: $17.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
(2011 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner) A former garden columnist at the Atlanta ...(Read More)

 
 Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories
 

Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories

Susie Middleton.
 
ListPrice: $28.00
Sale Price: $12.95
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Part cookbook, part memoir, this book chronicles a year of ...(Read More)

 
 Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys
 

Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys

David Tanis.
 
ListPrice: $35.00
Sale Price: $14.98
 
(James Beard Award Nominee) Following his brilliant A Platter of Figs (named one of ...(Read More)

 
 
 Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
 

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden

Andrea Bellamy. Jackie Connelly, photos.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $4.98
 
Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking figs to serve at a ...(Read More)

 
 Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid
 

Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid

Melanie Rehak.
 
ListPrice: $25.00
Sale Price: $2.98
 
Always a passionate cook and food lover, Melanie Rehak became a more thoughtful eater as well after ...(Read More)

 
 Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat
 

Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat

Sarah Murray.
 
ListPrice: $16.00
Sale Price: $4.98
 
Today the average meal has traveled thousands of miles before reaching the dinner table. How on ...(Read More)

 
 The Whole Hog Cookbook: Chops, Loin, Shoulder, Bacon, and All that Good Stuff
 

The Whole Hog Cookbook: Chops, Loin, Shoulder, Bacon, and All that Good Stuff

Libbie Summers. Paula Deen, foreword. Chia Chong, photos.
 
ListPrice: $30.00
Sale Price: $7.98
 
There's a whole lot to love about pork, as demonstrated in this cookbook devoted to every cut ...(Read More)

 
 Food Rules
 

Food Rules

Michael Pollan.
 
ListPrice: $11.00
Sale Price: $6.95
 
Simple, sensible, and surprisingly entertaining, this compact guide from the author of The ...(Read More)

 
 
 Growing Food
 

Growing Food

Anna Pavord.
 
ListPrice: $12.95
Sale Price: $4.98
 
In this revised and updated edition of her book The New Kitchen Garden, gardening writer ...(Read More)

 
 Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with Over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes
 

Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with Over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes

Deborah Madison.
 
ListPrice: $40.00
Sale Price: $27.95
 
Illuminated with lush color photographs on generously sized pages, this cookbook from the author of ...(Read More)

 
 The Joy of Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Making, and Eating Fine Cheese
 

The Joy of Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Making, and Eating Fine Cheese

Jody M. Farnham & Marc Druart.
 
ListPrice: $14.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
Whether you are simply a fan of cheese—and most of us probably are—or if you want to ...(Read More)

 
 Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer
 

Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer

Amelia Slayton Loftus.
 
ListPrice: $18.95
Sale Price: $13.95
 
  (Read More)

 
 Variations Cookbook: Vegetables: More than 200 Basic Recipes and Variations
 

Variations Cookbook: Vegetables: More than 200 Basic Recipes and Variations

Bettina Snowdon & Sylvia Winnewisser, eds.
 
ListPrice: $14.99
Sale Price: $4.98
 
This season-by-season treasury makes fresh vegetables the star of the meal, in dishes like ...(Read More)

 
 
 Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
 

Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling

Sherri Brooks Vinton.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $13.95
 
The founder of local agriculture advocacy group FarmFriendly LLC and the author of The Real Food ...(Read More)

 
 Veggiyana: The Dharma of Cooking With 108 Deliciously Easy Vegetarian Recipes
 

Veggiyana: The Dharma of Cooking With 108 Deliciously Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Sandra Garson. Michelle Antonisse, illus.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
Ordinary food is extraordinarily powerful in our lives, as Sandra Garson discovered more than ten ...(Read More)

 
 Comfort & Spice
 

Comfort & Spice

Niamh Shields. Georgia Glynn Smith, photos.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $4.98
 
The creator and host of the enormously popular food blog EatLikeAGirl.com—London's ...(Read More)

 
 Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato
 

Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato

Arthur Allen.
 
ListPrice: $15.95
Sale Price: $3.98
 
As savory as any vegetable, as sweet as its fellow fruits, the versatile tomato is a foundation of ...(Read More)

 
 The Rocky Mountain Berry Book
 

The Rocky Mountain Berry Book

Bob Krumm.
 
ListPrice: $12.95
Sale Price: $4.98
 
If you've ever wondered if those ripe-looking berries on the trail are good—or even ...(Read More)

 
 
 Winter Harvest Cookbook: How to Select and Prepare Fresh Seasonal Produce All Winter Long
 

Winter Harvest Cookbook: How to Select and Prepare Fresh Seasonal Produce All Winter Long

Lane Morgan.
 
ListPrice: $24.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
When she wrote this early classic on eating locally and seasonally even in the winter months, Lane ...(Read More)

 
 My Kitchen: Real Food from Near and Far
 

My Kitchen: Real Food from Near and Far

Stevie Parle. Ros Shiers, illus.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $4.98
 
In this eclectic collection from one of the most exceptional young culinary talents in London, ...(Read More)

 
 The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook
 

The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook

Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette.
 
ListPrice: $35.00
Sale Price: $9.98
 
This is Brother Victor's first fully illustrated cookbook, with color photographs throughout of ...(Read More)

 
 Jam, Jelly and Relish: Simple Preserves, Pickles and Chutneys and Creative Ways to Cook with Them
 

Jam, Jelly and Relish: Simple Preserves, Pickles and Chutneys and Creative Ways to Cook with Them

Ghillie James.
 
ListPrice: $22.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
Food editor Ghillie James here shares her tips and shortcuts for making easy preserves and also ...(Read More)

 
 The Organic Cook's Bible: How to Select and Cook the Best Ingredients on the Market
 

The Organic Cook's Bible: How to Select and Cook the Best Ingredients on the Market

Jeff Cox.
 
ListPrice: $40.00
Sale Price: $9.98
 
An essential resource that explains organic food—what it is and how to enjoy it—this is ...(Read More)

 
 
 Fresh and Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day
 

Fresh and Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day

Marie Simmons.
 
ListPrice: $29.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
"Fresh food is more convenient than packaged," proclaims Marie Simmons, and she proves ...(Read More)

 
 The Comfort Table
 

The Comfort Table

Katie Lee Joel. Paula Deen, foreword.
 
ListPrice: $25.00
Sale Price: $4.98
 
Nothing is more comforting than a home-cooked meal, says Katie Lee Joel, and the best home cooking ...(Read More)

 
 The Modern Country Cook
 

The Modern Country Cook

Leslie Land.
 
ListPrice: $25.00
Sale Price: $4.98
 
A former garden editor for Metropolitan Home and gardening columnist for the New York ...(Read More)

 
 Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen
 

Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen

Sandra Sherman. Recipes Interpreted by Henry and Karen Chotkowski.
 
ListPrice: $29.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
Illustrated with color photographs and also period cartoons and engravings, this cookbook is a ...(Read More)

 
 The Modern-Day Pioneer: Simple Living in the 21st Century
 

The Modern-Day Pioneer: Simple Living in the 21st Century

Charlotte Denholtz.
 
ListPrice: $17.95
Sale Price: $4.98
 
When was the last time you filled your kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked bread, asks ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Fresh and Green Table: Delicious Ideas for Bringing Vegetables into Every Meal
 

The Fresh and Green Table: Delicious Ideas for Bringing Vegetables into Every Meal

Susie Middleton. Annabelle Breakey, photos.
 
ListPrice: $24.95
Sale Price: $16.95
 
In this follow-up to her Fast, Fresh and Green, which shared simple techniques for achieving ...(Read More)

 
 Mixt Salads: A Chef's Bold Creations
 

Mixt Salads: A Chef's Bold Creations

Andrew Swallow & Ann Volkwein.
 
ListPrice: $28.00
Sale Price: $6.98
 
Based on the recipes he developed for his San Francisco–based restaurant chain Mixt Greens, ...(Read More)

 
 Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking & Infusing at Home
 

Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking & Infusing at Home

Scott Meyer.
 
ListPrice: $22.00
Sale Price: $14.95
 
For anyone who has considered brewing a batch of beer or mead at home, or making a barrel of wine ...(Read More)

 
 Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory
 

Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory

Neal D. Barnard.
 
ListPrice: $16.00
Sale Price: $12.95
 
  (Read More)

 
 Cooking Light Cooking Through the Seasons: An Everyday Guide to Enjoying the Freshest Food
 

Cooking Light Cooking Through the Seasons: An Everyday Guide to Enjoying the Freshest Food

Diane Rose & Heather Averett, eds.
 
ListPrice: $29.95
Sale Price: $9.98
 
Long before "eating in season" or "local foods" became buzz words, Cooking ...(Read More)

 
 
 Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can: A Guide to Canning, Preserving and Pickling
 

Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can: A Guide to Canning, Preserving and Pickling

Editors of Better Homes and Gardens.
 
ListPrice: $17.95
Sale Price: $12.95
 
Preserving your own fruits and vegetables is not only a satisfying, economical, and sustainable way ...(Read More)

 
 Better Homes and Gardens Fresh: Recipes for Enjoying Ingredients at Their Peak
 

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh: Recipes for Enjoying Ingredients at Their Peak

Jan Miller, ed.
 
ListPrice: $29.99
Sale Price: $19.95
 
With full-page color photos that you might want to take a bite out of, this cookbook presents 250 ...(Read More)

 
 Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food
 

Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food

Jean Ann Van Krevelen, with Amanda Thomsen, Robin Ripley & Teresa O'Connor.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
If you want to eat fresh, local foods affordably, or if you've thought about starting your own ...(Read More)

 
 Peach Cookbook: Beverages, Breakfast Treats, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Entrees, Desserts
 

Peach Cookbook: Beverages, Breakfast Treats, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Entrees, Desserts

Mimi Brodeur.
 
ListPrice: $21.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
Sweet and succulent, peaches are unquestionably one of America's favorite fruits. In this book ...(Read More)

 
 Betty Crocker Whole Grains: More than 150 Creative Ways to use Quinoa, Barley, Oats and More
 

Betty Crocker Whole Grains: More than 150 Creative Ways to use Quinoa, Barley, Oats and More

Betty Crocker.
 
ListPrice: $19.99
Sale Price: $13.95
 
One of the simplest ways to improve your family's health and wellbeing is by switching to a ...(Read More)

 
 
 Eat Your Vegetables
 

Eat Your Vegetables

Arthur Potts Dawson. Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton, photos.
 
ListPrice: $29.99
Sale Price: $9.98
 
Who says vegetables have to be boring, bland, or even a side dish? London chef Arthur Potts Dawson ...(Read More)

 
   
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