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Local Foods Cookbooks

These seasonal cookbooks will help you make the most of all sorts of local foods.

Afield: A Chef's Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish
Afield shows you how to cook fish and game beautifully.

The Apple Lover's Cookbook
Over 100 apple recipes and scads of apple info.

The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes
Alice Waters, the venerated mother of local foods, sums up her food philosophy and cooking style in this charming and appetizing book.

Butter Beans to Blackberries
Organized by ingredient, this cookbook is an homage to the Southern garden as much as to the Southern cook.

The Cook and the Butcher by Brigit Binns
The Cook and the Butcher by Brigit Binns from Williams-Sonoma provides delicious recipes for meats of all sorts.

Cooking My Way Back Home by Mitchell Rosenthal
Recipes from San Francisco's great Town Hall, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House restaurants.

Crescent City Farmers Market
A treasure of fresh, local New Orleans cooking.

Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook
Cooking vegetables for one to delicious effect.

The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally
Fresh, seasonal recipes inspired by (and useful for) the farmers market by Ivy Manning.

Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round
Check out Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan.

Heirloom Beans Cookbook
Review of Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes for Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Salads and Salsas, and Much More from Rancho Gordo by Steven Sando and Vanessa Barrington.

Local Flavors by Deborah Madison
A review of Deborah Madison's loving tribute to farmers markets and the cooking that comes from shopping at them.

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese
Learn what is – and isn't – worth making from scratch.

The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations
Find lavish recipes for holidays and parties all year long.

Pike Place Market Recipes
Recipes from Seattle's famous public market.

Plum Gorgeous by Romney Steele
Plum Gorgeous by Romney Steele is a cookbook full of fabulous recipes using fruits of all sorts.

Pretty Pantry Gifts by Tara Duggan
As much gift as cookbook, Pretty Pantry Gifts gets you on the road to canning and preserving in style.

Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables
Ripe isn't your standard cookbook, but you should feel free to use it like one!

Root-to-Stalk Cooking by Tara Duggan
See how to cook with the whole vegetable.

Roots: The Definitive Compendium With More Than 225 Recipes
An entire beautiful cookbook devoted to root vegetables.

The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook
Amelia Saltsman's The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook gives readers a wonderful window into one of the nation's most famous farmers markets, with seasonal recipes, grower profiles, and plenty of information about produce of all sorts.

Simply Truffles by Patricia Wells
Fint tips, advice, and recipes for delicious and aromatic black truffles.

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream
See how to make famed Bi-Rite Creamery ice cream at home.

Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts: Secrets and Recipe for the Home Baker
Find out what the people of Seattle already know: how awesome Top Pot doughnuts are.

The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook
"Wildman" Steve Brill leads tours in Central Park to forage for food--finding and eating edibles in the urban landscape. These 500 vegan recipes are arranged by season, making it easy for those eating locally.

Zuni Cafe Cookbook
A review of the Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers as a source for seasonal, local cooking.

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