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Farm to Chef: Cooking Through the Seasons (Hardcover)
National Winner for Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 - Women Chef
Winner of the 2018 Taste Canada Awards - General Cookbooks
Bestselling author and acclaimed chef Lynn Crawford celebrates the bounty of the seasons with over 140 recipes featuring farm-fresh produce for every occasion
There's nothing more satisfying than going to a farmer's market, picking out the freshest produce and creating vibrant recipes to showcase those ingredients. Farm to Chef comes to life with Lynn Crawford's passion for seasonal cooking and takes readers on a year-long journey with 140 original recipes, organized by season. You'll discover how easy it is to prepare fresh market ingredients, with a range of the chef's favourite fruits and vegetables: peas and rhubarb in the spring, summer berries and corn, leeks and pears in the fall, and parsnips and squash in the winter months.
Whether you're braising, roasting, baking or preserving an abundance of produce, these recipes will offer immediate inspiration. Lynn shares her go-to favourites, like Harvest Apple Pie, Primavera Pizza with Ramp Pesto and Zucchini Bread with Walnut-Honey Butter, and new takes on the classics, including Butter Chicken with Rutabaga, Morel Mushroom Panzanella Salad, and Fennel Gratin with Feta and Dill. In the autumn, curl up with a warm bowl of Carrot Lemongrass Soup with Ginger Pork Dumplings, but when the weather heats up, enjoy Grilled Flank Steak with Charred Beefsteak Tomatoes and Blue Cheese. With something for everyone and beautiful photography throughout, Farm to Chef celebrates the bounty of the seasons and will become a mainstay in your kitchen.
About the Author
Chef LYNN CRAWFORD has received tremendous media attention and international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. Bestselling author of At Home with Lynn Crawford and Lynn Crawford's Pitchin' In, she is a regular TV personality, as the Resident Chef on The Marilyn Denis Show and a judge on Chopped Canada. Lynn Crawford is the chef and owner of the critically acclaimed restaurant Ruby Watchco in Toronto, where she lives.
Part of Toronto Star's Five New Favourite Cookbooks 2017
"Lynn Crawford's Farm to Chef harnesses the seasons and makes them into feasts of contemporary cuisine. She is a Canadian icon showing you the beauty of the land through the tastiest of lenses. It is a wonderful tome for all cooks."--Hugh Acheson, chef and author of The Broad Fork
"Lynn's lovely book is a total celebration of the seasons and using ingredients at their very best."--Jamie Oliver
"Big on flavour, easy on technique, this cookbook is so straightforward that it doesn't make me feel overwhelmed. Even if I made only one recipe a week I know I'd reach the end of the year a happier, healthier, better adjusted human being."--Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of Dirt Candy and author of Dirt Candy: A Cookbook
"Chef Lynn Crawford has created one of the most stunning and captivating cookbooks on seasonal ingredients. Her knowledge of food and original recipes is exciting and encouraging for the home cook."--Marcus Samuelsson, chef and author of The Red Rooster Cookbook
"Farm to Chef is a stand-out on a crowded cookbook shelf. Lynn Crawford continues her passion and pursuit for seasonal, farm fresh ingredients and then studies them through her flawless techniques all while storytelling with wit and love. Pure deliciousness. I'm hungry."--Elizabeth Falkner, chef, author and artist
“Crawford’s new book lets the food shine.” –The Toronto Star
“Whether you are braising, roasting or baking, celebrity chef Lynn Crawford will indulge your senses with these satisfying dishes.” –WEST of the City
“Chef, cookbook author and TV personality Lynn Crawford shows us how to turn produce from the local farmer’s market into a scrumptious, seasonal feast.” –Hello! Canada
“Lynn Crawford is back with her most beautiful book yet . . . sure to inspire you to don your chef’s apron.” –House & Home