Whether you’re an experienced chef, or just trying it out for the first time, The Quintessential Kale Cookbook is an invaluable resource for a delicious, healthy kitchen.
Author: Julia Mueller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
75 delicious, nutrient-packed recipes to incorporate kale into every meal. Kale is considered one of the world’s most powerful superfoods for very good reasons. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help neutralize free radicals in the body, which, in turn, helps to prevent many kinds of cancer. Just one cup provides more than 100 percent of the daily value of vitamins A, C, and K, and it’s low calorie, high in fiber, and fat free. Furthermore, kale is high in iron and has a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which work as an anti-inflammatory and help fight arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. And to top all that off, author Julia Mueller proves that it can be delicious. With seventy-five recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, and even dessert, your whole family will quickly fall in love with kale. Here’s a sampling of the recipes included: Blackened salmon with garlicky Cajun kale Butternut squash and kale chili Cauliflower and kale yellow curry Grilled kale, peach, and corn salad with basil honey balsamic vinaigrette Indian chickpea stew with kale And more! Whether you’re an experienced chef, or just trying it out for the first time, The Quintessential Kale Cookbook is an invaluable resource for a delicious, healthy kitchen.
Apples might just be the quintessential health food. After all,the whole “An apple a day ...” saying isn't just acatchphrase—apples really are packed withtons ofnutrients that can help keep you healthy— and maybe just keep the doctor ...
Author: Cassie Johnston
Publisher: The Countryman Press
There's a superfood for everyone! Here's how to find and cook with your favorites. A superfood is one that goes above and beyond the call of duty—not only are superfoods delicious, but they also pack a powerful nutrient punch. Skip the diet programs, pills, and promises—eating a diet rich in superfoods is the best way to stay healthy, maintain your weight, and fight all kinds of diseases and ailments. Many superfoods are familiar—blueberries, oats, walnuts, and even dark chocolate—but what about the more unusual superfoods, such as acai, farro, and hemp seeds? In this wide-ranging cookbook, author Cassie Johnston features 30 superfoods and more than 100 recipes, including: Goji Berry Walnut Scones Cheesy Baked Farro and Cauliflower Orange-Balsamic-Glazed Beets Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Yogurt Parfait Her style of comfort food and beautiful photography will make a superfood lover out of anyone.
Over 200 delicious whole food recipes to make in your blender Jodi Berg. Spiced Butternut Squash Soup Lots of people love kale these daysĉ but if you need to sneak some greens to a less enthusiastic kale eaterĉ try this quintessential ...
Author: Jodi Berg
Publisher: Random House
This gorgeous cookbook from the Vitamix chefs shows you how to make the most of your blender, improve your health and enjoy delicious meals. Using nutritious whole foods, you'll find new ideas for mouthwatering healthy dishes, including: * Smoothies, juices, nut milks and cocktails * Soups and sides * Filling meals for the whole family, most of which take under 30 minutes to make * Sauces and dressings * Desserts including ice cream, sorbets and even baking Combining flavour and nutrition, as well as tips and inspiring stories, The Vitamix Whole Foods Cookbook makes living healthily easy and enjoyable.
... cup olive oil 1⁄4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons maple syrup 4 cups chopped kale 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 small fennel bulb, shaved 1 cup chopped walnuts 1⁄2 cup diced red pepper 1⁄2 cup thinly sliced red onion ...
Author: Wendy Polisi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Get ready, get set, get gluten-free! Superfood quinoa finally gets its own gluten-free cookbook! Author of the bestselling Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook, Wendy Polisi got loads of feedback on her first beauti
Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health and Restore Your Vitality Ann Boroch. ALMOND. KALE. SALAD. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, rinsed well (keep damp), de-stemmed, and roughly chopped 2–3 tablespoons almond butter 1 tablespoon ...
Author: Ann Boroch
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Give your body and your taste buds a boost with these nutritious and delicious recipes—all sugar-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, and dairy-free.The Candida Cure Cookbook is filled with the recipes, resources, and tips you need to take control of one of the most important yet overlooked obstacles to optimal health: candida, or yeast, overgrowth. Candida overgrowth, says award-winning author and candida expert Ann Boroch, is the hidden cause of a wide range of health conditions that plague us today—from allergies, fatigue, leaky gut, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and sinusitis to eczema, anxiety, depression, brain fog, and autoimmune disease. Eating the right kinds of foods—ones that don’t feed yeast and fungus or create inflammation—can help control candida, reset your body’s balance, and restore your vitality. If you’ve tried different approaches to healing a persistent health issue without success, or if you just can’t seem to lose weight or don’t have enough energy to get through the day, the candida-cure diet could be the answer for you. Learn about the underlying causes, symptoms, and solutions to candida overgrowth and take the candida questionnaire Work with Ann’s easy-to-follow four-week menu plan that makes sticking to a healthy diet easy Discover which foods to eat and avoid, recommended products and equipment, and helpful tips for preparing nutrient-rich food and stocking your pantry Savor the more than 140 recipes for wholesome and tasty candida-free breakfasts, main dishes, sides, dressings and dips, soups and salads, snacks, breads, beverages—and, last but not least, guilt-free desserts! Whether you’re looking for ways to create nutritious meals your family will love, get your child’s allergies under control, make all-natural pick-me-ups without a lot of fuss (or sugar), or simply break away from bad or boring eating habits, you’ll find an array of fresh ideas and ingredients to get your own creative juices flowing. Ann Boroch is a certified nutritional consultant, naturopath, inspirational speaker, and the author of the popular books The Candida Cure: Yeast, Fungus, and Your Health—The 90-Day Program to Beat Candida and Restore Vibrant Health and Healing Multiple Sclerosis. She developed her breakthrough candida-cure program after healing herself of MS. Ann is now passionate about educating others to achieve vibrant health.
100 One-Pan Recipes to Make the Most of Your Skillet Howie Southworth, Greg Matza. BRAZILIAN FEIJOADA STEW The brilliance of feijoada is ... But any green will do—from kale to collards. —Greg TOTAL TIME: 31⁄2–4 hours EQUIPMENT: 12-inch ...
Author: Howie Southworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Finally, a paperback version of the bestselling One Pan To Rule Them All! Let’s face it. If your kitchen had just one pan, one single tool to accomplish any cooking concoction of which you dare to dream, it should be a pretty awesome one, right? The one true pan to rule them all—it should be a cast iron skillet! Cast iron cookware is a proven hero, never goes out of style, and cannot be destroyed, despite how you feel about yourself as a home cook. Here Howie Southworth and Greg Matza—best friends and adventurous home cooks—guide you through the ins and outs of all things cast iron and share one hundred recipes for cooking in a skillet on the stovetop or outdoors on a grill or campfire. Here you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes for: Spinach and cheddar frittata Lobster pot pie Creole jambalaya Chicken and dumplings Bacon-wrapped steak Spicy queso fundido dip Sichuan fried rice Maple-spiked acorn squash Almond-crusted apple pie And more!
Lentil Barley Vegetable Soup This quintessential paring ofa grain and a legume results in a complete protein. Adding kale, collards, or mustard greens, which appear on many superfood lists, makes this soup a meal in itself II SERVES 8 1 ...
Author: Brenda Langton
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Presents a collection of organic recipes from Minneapolis's landmark Spoonriver restaurant, featuring options for appetizers, soups, salads, entrâees, breads, and desserts.
More mature kale will take longer than fresh, young, new kale. ... Andalucian Gazpacho Makes 8 servings Gazpacho is one of the quintessential Mediterranean soups and, along with paella, what most people call to mind when they think of ...
Author: Nancy Harmon Jenkins
The eating style proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Cooking Light named The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook one of the top three healthy cookbooks of the last twenty-five years, calling it “a grand tour through the region.” Now Nancy Harmon Jenkins’s revolutionary approach to healthy eating is available for the first time as an eBook. Spanning the Mediterranean from Spain to France, Italy, and Greece, with side trips to Lebanon, Cyprus, and North Africa, this revised and updated edition of Nancy Harmon Jenkins’s acclaimed cookbook offers ninety-two mouthwatering new dishes plus the latest information about the nutritional benefits of one of the world’s healthiest cuisines. But best of all are the recipes—bursting with flavor, easy to prepare, and sure to please everyone at your table, whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or your friends. Known for classic favorites like tabbouleh and ratatouille, flatbreads, pastas, zesty herbs, and flavorful oils pressed from succulent olives, the Mediterranean diet combines delicious taste with health-supportive ingredients as few other cuisines do. With an emphasis on fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, fish, lean meats, and heavenly desserts, here are recipes for over 250 outstanding dishes created for today’s American kitchens. You’ll also find new cooking techniques and a simplified approach to cooking—because simplicity is what the Mediterranean way of eating is all about. Experienced and novice cooks alike will be inspired by these delectable, seasonally inspired recipes ranging from sweet young Roman-style peas for spring to skewered shrimp for summer, robust North African Pumpkin Soup when autumn is in the air, and warming winter dishes like Lebanese Garlicky Roast Chicken and Cypriote Braised Pork with Wine, Cinnamon, and Coriander—plus a variety of fabulous pizzas and dinner pies, hearty salads like Tuscan panzanella, and satisfying small dishes known as tapas. Also included is a special selection of traditional dishes prepared for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian holidays that can be enjoyed year round. Rich in flavor and healthy nutrients but low in saturated fats and cholesterol, here are recipes that will delight your palate, nourish body and soul—and can be prepared with ease in your home kitchen.
... Cakes and Garlicky Kale, 202–4, 203 Coffee, Cold Brew Infused Irish, Cupcakes with Bittersweet Whiskey Ganache, 305 Collard Greens, Old South, with Pot Likker (a.k.a. “Mess o' Greens”), 106 Cookies Lavender, The Quintessential, 307, ...
Author: Tracey Medeiros
Publisher: The Countryman Press
From Connecticut’s seafood shacks to its 4-star farmhouse restaurants—locavore recipes and more The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook brings home cooks a stellar collection of 150 delicious recipes from the Nutmeg State’s celebrated chefs and the dedicated farmers, fishers, ranchers, foragers, and cheese makers they partner with to create dynamic New American and New England fare. This is the best of regional and farm-to-table cuisine from food producers and purveyors whose commitment to sustainability and quality is evident in everything they do. As consumers have demanded more locally grown foods, more organics, and foods with fewer additives, the locavore movement has taken hold across the U.S. Every state and region has their own unique products and their own version of healthful, wholesome, innovative cuisine. The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook showcases delectable specialties that the state’s growers and chefs are creating using local microgreens, heirloom lettuces, sunchokes, ramps, quail eggs, Burrata, bison, chevre, heritage-breed pork, oysters, and more. Recipes are presented clearly and are easy to follow; they utilize ingredients that are readily available no matter where you shop. Along with mouthwatering recipes and beautiful photography you’ll be treated to fascinating profiles of food producers, chefs, and restaurants. This celebration of Connecticut’s healthy, sustainable food scene is a collection to savor and return to again and again.
... in Quintessential Green Smoothie with Fresh Kiwi Almond extract, in Decadent Dark Chocolate Crinkle Brownies Anti-Inflammatory Butternut Pumpkin Soup Any Season Chicken Kale Salad Apple cider vinegar Any Season Chicken Kale Salad ...
Author: Zorah Booley
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Take Control of Your Gut Health with These Easy, Delicious Recipes After Zorah Booley was diagnosed with IBS, she used her Le Cordon Bleu training to develop a bevy of mouthwatering low-FODMAP-friendly recipes to alleviate her discomfort and control her symptoms—and now she’s sharing them with you. Enjoy beloved dishes you thought were off-limits, like Succulent Beef in Creamy Mushroom Sauce or a plate piled high with Creamy Pesto Rosso Linguine. Discover new ones, like Brown Butter Pumpkin Gnocchi and Calming Khao Soi with Crispy Noodles. You can still say yes to spice without side effects with recipes like Comforting Southern Chili with a Spicy Kick and Quick ’n’ Spicy Chicken Orzo. Find comfort and indulgence in Decadent Dark Chocolate Crinkle Brownies, Baked Apple Cider Donuts or Low-Sugar Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Syrup Frosting. Zorah takes the guesswork out of the low-FODMAP diet, making it simple for you to manage your symptoms naturally without relying on medications or feeling deprived. So say goodbye to abdominal discomfort and bloating, and confidently take the first step toward a healthier you.
150 Healthy Recipes for Meals, Snacks, Sides, Desserts, and More Susan O'Brien. Strawberry Salad with Mint Dressing and Greens This is a quintessential spring or summer salad—a great dish to bring to an outdoor party!
Author: Susan O'Brien
Publisher: Hachette UK
When it comes to feeding your family, you want meals that are tasty, nutritious, and easy to prepare. But choosing healthier food options can be a challenge, especially with a special diet, since most store-bought gluten-free and meat-free foods are low in protein and high in simple carbs and sugars. Now, gourmet cook and healthy-eating coach Susan O'Brien has developed easy dishes the whole family can enjoy: 150 breakfasts, soups, salads, entrees, sides, snacks, and desserts made with complex-carb, high-protein ingredients for well-balanced nutrition. Recipes include: Delightful Teff Waffles Protein Breakfast Bars Butternut Squash Bread Jicama and Fruit Slaw Sloppy Junes Teriyaki Tofu Fajitas Easy Spaghetti Casserole Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Cinnamon Buckwheat Crepes with Raspberry Sauce Best-Ever Orange Oatmeal Cookies Spicy Black Bean Dip Parmesan Kale Chips You'll also find quick-and-easy meals and simple recipes for homemade staples like nondairy milks, nut butters, and even Mock Parmesan cheese. With allergy-friendly and vegan options and kid-approved favorites, The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Family Cookbook will help you satisfy your family's tastebuds and support their wellness.
serves 6 to 8 Here is a very hearty version of minestrone , the quintessential Italian vegetable and bean soupa perfect ... coarsely chopped , with their juices Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 12 pound kale , large stems discarded ...
Author: Barbara Scott-Goodman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
"After a day of skiing, there's nothing more satisfying than a comforting meal...whether you're a skier, snowbaorder, ice skater, or just someone who loves snow-covered mountains under a crystal blue sky, here are 80 recipes ready to warm you up as you come in from the cold..."--Jacket.
550+ Recipes for Warming Dinners, Holiday Roasts, Seasonal Desserts, Breads, Food Gifts, and More America's Test Kitchen ... peeled and smashed 4 cups chicken broth 3 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 pound kale or collard greens , stemmed and ...
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Celebrate the season with this treasure trove of cozy cooking and baking recipes, from soul-warming soups and simple dinners to showstoppers and weekend projects. As the air grows chillier and nights longer, these dishes draw us to the table and the warmth of an active kitchen: Slow-simmered dishes like Cider-Braised Pork Roast, cheesy weeknight pasta like Unstuffed Shells with Butternut Squash, or a crusty bread like Fig and Fennel Bread. When the flavors of summer fade, autumn and winter fruits and vegetables can be just as bold and bountiful. Find recipe inspiration from the season's first ripe figs and plump brussels sprouts to roasty sides featuring celery root, kohlrabi, and kabocha squash, or a cranberry curd tart to brighten a winter's night. Themed chapters showcase all the reasons to love autumn and winter cooking: • Find new celeberation favorites with a chapter of centerpiece dishes like Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd or Swiss Chard Pie to wow your guests. • Picked apples on an autumnal adventure? All Things Apple covers both sweet and savory recipes like French Apple Cake and Celery Root, Fennel, and Apple Chowder to help you use them up. • Create the ultimate party spread with chapters devoted to Appetizers, Festive Drinks, and Brunch: Try fried Korean fried chicken wings, latkes with beet-horseradish applesauce, or Everything Straws. • Obsessed with pumpkin? So are we! In the Everyone Loves Pumpkin chapter you'll find everything from Creamy Pumpkin-Chai Soup to Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. • Bake to your heart's content with chapters covering breads, cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, and more. • Give the gift of food with recipes for Rocky Road Bark and Fruits of the Forest Liqueur. America's Test Kitchen's tips and tricks guarantee every meal is a success. Flip to the introduction for menus and entertaining tips. Plus, we've added seasonally themed spreads throughout so you can decorate the perfect holiday cookies or plan a charcuterie board with last-second appetizers.
... 283 Graham cracker chewies, 244 Granola, homemade, 271-272 Grape and chicken salad, classic, 164 Grapefruit curd tarts, 323-324 Grape leaves, stuffed (dolmas), 35–36 Gratins: baked julienne of potatoes and celeriac, 291 kale, ...
Author: Sarah Leah Chase
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Sarah Leah Chase, co-author of The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, knows that summer means long, lazy days of fun and getting together, of throwing the doors open and inviting over everyone you know for the pleasures of good company and good food. Now, cooks everywhere can create more than 250 of the recipes that have drawn hungry visitors and residents to her popular gourmet shop, Que Sera Sarah on Nantucket Island. The author's eclectic combinations center on the freshest of seafood and produce, and induce hearty summer appetites to indulge in a unique chilled clam chowder, a fresh beachfront salad of Scallops with Orange and Chervil Vinaigrette, savory empanadas and turnovers, or a beautifully grilled bluefish redolent with lavender. Sumptuous meals must end with the proper desserts: an extravagantly rich Chocolate Bombe or a fruit tart glistening with a fortune of fresh raspberries and blueberries. Complete with just-baked muffins and breads for breakfasts best enjoyed in a huge wicker chair and cool summer drinks for whiling away long afternoons, Nantucket Open-House Cookbook is for anyone who wants to make the most of fair-weather dining all year round. Over 214,000 copies in print.
Release on 2019-04-02 | by America's Test Kitchen Kids
... pickled cucumbers, sautéed mushrooms, sliced radishes, chopped kale, steamed green peas, roasted broccoli. ... Bibimbap is one of the quintessential dishes of Korean cuisine and the grandmother to the now-trendy grain bowls.
Author: America's Test Kitchen Kids
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The newest baby and toddler cookbook from America's Test Kitchen Kids, creators of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs! Being a new parent usually means an overload of information on how to keep your baby healthy and happy. But what information should we trust as parents? America's Test Kitchen, with their years of expertise and their tried-and-true testing methods, has opened their test kitchens for the first time ever to include the youngest of foodies: babies and toddlers! This baby food book is the perfect choice for parents looking to dive into the world of baby food recipes and cooking toddler food! From purees to smoothies to family meals that everyone can enjoy, this cookbook includes the very best (kitchen-tested!) recipes to get you through the early years. Whether you're looking for ways to introduce your child to solid foods or engage kids in the kitchen, this is the essential cookbook young families need.
This is a quintessential spring dish. Eggs traditionally represent new ... This recipe can also be made with kale, spinach, chopped cooked broccoli, sliced roasted potatoes, grated potato, or any other vegetable that suits your fancy.
Author: Denise Linn
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Provocative and insightful, this eclectic, inspiring, and beautiful book will open your eyes to the remarkable link between nourishment and spiritual awakening. Filled with ancient wisdom, practical advice, intriguing personal anecdotes, vibrant ceremonies, and original dishes lavishly illustrated with color photographs, the Mystic Cookbook brings to life a wealth of recipes and a myriad of experiences from places as far-reaching as Mexico, Italy, Vietnam, France, North Africa, and India as well as from mystical, legendary, and mythic realms. In Denise and Meadow Linn’s extraordinary book, learn little-known secrets about the food we eat and how it can mystically transform your life!
... hanger steak is also the steak of choice for the quintessential French bistro dish steak frites. it may not have the ... of an American steakhouse meal by pairing it with Brooklyn Hash Browns (page 163) and Creamed Kale (page I69).
Author: Bobby Flay
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
When Bobby Flay looks at a map of the United States, he doesn’t see states—he sees ingredients: wild Alaskan king salmon, tiny Maine blueberries, fiery southwestern chiles. The Food Network celebrity and renowned chef-restaurateur created his Bar Americain restaurants as our country’s answer to French bistros—to celebrate America’s regional flavors and dishes, interpreted as only Bobby Flay can. Now you can rediscover American cuisine at home with the recipes in Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook. Start with a Kentucky 95—a riff on a classic French cocktail but made with bourbon—and Barbecued Oysters with Black Pepper–Tarragon Butter. Choose from sumptuous soups and salads, including a creamy clam chowder built on a sweet potato base, and Kentucky ham and ripe figs over a bed of arugula dressed with molasses-mustard dressing. Entrees will fill your family family-style, from red snapper with a crisp skin of plantains accompanied by avocado, mango, and black beans to a host of beef steaks, spice-rubbed and accompanied by side dishes such as Brooklyn hash browns and cauliflower and goat cheese gratin. Bar Americain’s famed brunch dishes and irresistible desserts round out this collection of America’s favorite flavors. Bobby also shares his tips for stocking your pantry with key ingredients for everyday cooking, as well as expert advice on essential kitchen equipment and indispensable techniques. With more than 110 recipes and 110 full-color photographs, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook shares Bobby’s passion for fantastic American food and will change the way any cook looks at our country’s bounty.
Add a few boiled new potatoes and delicious summer vegetables such as peas, broad beans or samphire, or if still in season, asparagus or sea kale, and you have the quintessential summer main course. Serves 4 as a main course salt ...
Author: Rachel Allen
Follow bestselling author and TV chef Rachel Allen as she journeys along the beautiful Atlantic coast of Ireland, delivering over 100 recipes collected from her culinary odyssey.
White or Brown Rice Quintessential Quinoa Carrot & Shallot “Fried” Rice Chicken Congee Greek Farro Feta Salad Crispy Kale Rice Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli Casserole Sesame-Peanut Quinoa Salad Cilantro-Lime Basmati Rice + Brussels Sprout ...
Author: Jeffrey Eisner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Easy, healthy Instant Pot recipes from popular Pressure Luck blogger and YouTube star Jeffrey Eisner—lightening up comfort-food favorites for wholesome everyday eating Jeffrey Eisner's internationally bestselling Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook was the easiest-to-follow set of Instant Pot recipes ever assembled—showing even the most reluctant cooks how to make magic in their pressure cookers. Now, in this new cookbook featuring over 90 new simple and delicious dishes, Eisner shows how the Instant Pot can be a part of your plan to slim down and keep the weight off—without losing any of the flavor. We're talking a trove of lightened-up recipes, many of which fit easily into a variety of lifestyles including: Keto Paleo Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes are accompanied by nutrition information and a precise timing bar so you know exactly how long your meal will take from pot to table. Some of the light, simple, and delicious recipes you'll find inside are: Butternut Squash Soup Sun-Dried Tomato & Shallot Shells Greek Farro Feta Salad Eggplant Risotto Creamy Avocado Chicken Salt & Vinegar Pork Zucchini Chips & Tzatziki Dip Mug Cakes in Mason Jars & More Building on the wild success of Eisner's popular Pressure Luck Cooking website and YouTube channel, every recipe in this book is illustrated with color photographs showing exactly what to do in each step, along with a beautiful shot of every finished recipe. There are no hard-to-find ingredients or fussy techniques, and each dish takes advantage of the time-saving benefits of the Instant Pot.
These quintessential fall crops require lots of garden space—the huge, spiky vines spread from here to Paducah. ... Fortunately there are still hardy plants like kale, leeks, and parsnips in the outdoor garden, so we have an excuse to ...
Author: Clark Frasier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Part how-to-garden primer, The Arrows Cookbook combines more than 150 delicious recipes with time-tested techniques for growing herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers in a book that reconnects us to the land and the seasons. Cooking food from the backyard garden or farmers' market -- or even using herbs grown in pots in a sunny window -- goes beyond a passion for freshness. On an elemental level, the process reawakens the cook to a cycle of nature that our ancestors understood intuitively but that, for most of us, has been lost in the modern world. When chefs Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier left northern California to open their dream restaurant in southern Maine, they had no intention of becoming culinary pioneers. But in 1988 in Ogunquit, Maine, finding enough fresh vegetables and herbs to power a sophisticated restaurant was indeed a challenge. So, like all can-do Americans, they did something. A ragged field of witchgrass behind the restaurant was turned into a garden where they learned to coax a nine-month growing season out of the chilly earth. They built raised beds, saved seeds, researched heirlooms, consulted experts, and started seedlings. Today, that acre of Maine yields 270 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers that provide 90 percent of the produce served at Arrows. Born of great necessity, the garden is the soul of this destination restaurant. In The Arrows Cookbook, Frasier and Gaier tell us how they do it, charting the timeless journey from seed to supper. Recipes celebrate each season -- Asparagus with Mizuna and Blood Orange Vinaigrette and English Pea Soup in spring; Grilled Antipasto Platter and Rib-Eye Steak with Herbs and Caramelized Onions on a summer evening; Napa Cabbage and Apple Cole Slaw and Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary and Garlic for fall; and Escarole and White Bean Soup and Winter Greens with Pink Grapefruit and Red Onion for the chilly, short days of winter. They also offer new takes on such New England classics as Boiled Dinner, Our Way to Steaming Lobster -- Southeast Asian Style, as well as a glorious Thanksgiving feast complete with Roast Turkey with Gravy. The book is full of clear advice and instructions that will make you elegantly self-sufficient in both kitchen and garden: how to smoke a trout, preserve herbs, use raised beds to extend the growing season, make your own prosciutto, start seeds indoors, roast salmon on a plank, maximize garden space, freeze berries, select edible flowers, grow heirloom tomatoes, pickle hot peppers, find local farmers and fisherman for fresh meats and seafood, and more.