I’m always looking for new and exciting cookbooks that offer healthy meal ideas. Emeril Lagasse’s latest, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh, offers a whole feast of delicious recipes for anyone in love with bringing home fresh and local foods. Whether you grow it yourself on your own homestead, or you frequent the local farmer’s markets, Emeril has recipes that will put the excitement back on the family table.
Some of the areas of cooking covered in the book are: The Herb Garden; Leafy Greens; The Orchard; Fresh Off the Dock; Out on the Range; and Home Economics: Preserving the Harvest. I love the usefulness of this book, as well as all the gorgeous photos that true cookbook aficionados are always longing for. The recipes are great for family meals, even better for entertaining, and completely appetizing. I especially like the Poblano and Hatch Chili Stew recipe, and of course Triple-Chocolate Pecan Fudge! Also included are easy recipes (some that require no cooking – perfect for summer), beverages, and lots to choose from for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Other offerings in Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh, such as Wild Mushroom Ragout Over Creamy Polenta, and Roast Chicken with Sorrell Cream Sauce, promises to keep this family chef inspired for seasons to come!