Celebrity chef Mario Batali is paying homage to the men and women who work the land in his latest cookbook America-Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers.
In preparing for his cookbook, Batali asked his chef friends across the country - from Nashville and Chicago to Seattle and everywhere in between - who their favorite farmers where.America-Farm to Table tells their stories and features more than 100 recipes crafted from their produce and artisanal products.
It's a cookbook meant to inspire you to shop at the farmers' market and create sensational dishes like chilled sweet corn soup, fava bean guacamole and grilled salmon with strawberry salsa. You'll see how easy it is to prepare delicious farm to table by sticking to local and seasonal products.
America-Farm to Table was co-authored by Jim Webster and retails for $35 on Amazon.
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