Wednesday, July 23, 2014

REVIEW: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook
Author: Brent Ridge, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Sandy Gluck
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication date: 5.13.2014
Pages: 288

Date read: 6.3.2014

Recommended by: NetGalley, Read 2 Review

Summary: When Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge abandoned the big city for a goat farm, what started as a personal inquiry into natural living and reconnecting with the earth exploded into a wildly successful enterprise, Beekman 1802, named after their historic home. World-renowned for its handcrafted goat's milk soap and artisanal Blaak cheese, the organic lifestyle brand now has taken over the Beekman gardens as well. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook is a delectable yearlong trip through the Beekman vegetable bounty and is packed with simple, delicious, and seasonal vegetable-forward recipes that will have readers counting down the months to green shoots every year.

     Readers will find a stunning package featuring tomato jam and refrigerator dilly beans; salt-roasted new potatoes and corn cake stacks with arugula and Cheddar; marinated hangar steak and lima bean salad and grilled beets with ricotta, watercress and almonds; and much more. With more than 90,000 Facebook fans and almost 20,000 Twitter followers who follow their every move, the Beekmans are fast becoming a household name that immediately conjures up on-trend images of vintage country, upscale Americana. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook is fresh, informal, and vegetable-forward rather than vegetarian: omnivores welcome, and suitable for everyone
 


If you ask me what I want to eat, more often than not I will tell you some sort of vegetables. Even when I was young, I would eat the things that most kids didn't eat – and loved every bit of it. I was a vegetarian for several years and, even though I may occasionally eat some poultry or seafood now, I still would pick veggies first any day
 

This is an amazing cookbook for all of you vegetable lovers out there as well as people who would like to find new ways to cook veggies. For those of you that don't like your vegetables: try some recipes from this book and you will quickly change your mind
 

Amazing pictures, lots of information, organized in a realistic way, and delicious sounding recipes that I can't wait to try – these are the things that I love about cookbooks – and what this cookbook has. :)

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