by Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner
with Chef Brian Alberg
Release date: May 19, 2020
In The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook (The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company; paperback, May 19, 2020), authors Elisa Spungen Bildner and Rob Bildner pay tribute to the dedicated family farmers and farm-to-table chefs in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and neighboring New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.
You’ll meet just some of the farmers, chefs, purveyors, and restaurant owners that play a vital role in preserving the agricultural community and the environment through personal profiles and homegrown recipes—125 in all.
Here’s just a sampling of the delicious (and kitchen-tested) recipes:
- Breakfast (Farm Hash with Poached Eggs; Haven’s Morning Glory Muffins)
- Salads (Watermelon and Feta Salad; Kale and Peanut Salad)
- Soups (Chilled Sweet Corn Soup; Miso Soup with Daikon Radish)
- Vegetables (Brussels Sprouts with Smoked-Almond Butter; Kimchi Summer Rolls)
- Sandwiches, Pizza, and Savory Pies (Leek Tarts with Chèvre; Roasted Asparagus and Lemon Ricotta Tartines)
- Pasta, Grains, and Beans (Carrot Gnocchi; Pinto Bean, Butternut Squash, and Corn Curry)
- Poultry and Fish (Crispy-Skin Salmon; Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta)
- Meat (Maple-Cured Pork Tenderloin; Grilled Grass-Fed Top Round London Broil)
- Desserts and Breads (Dutch-Style Strawberry Rhubarb Pie; Pumpkin Bread)
With its rich farm-to-table heritage, the Berkshires provides a lush backdrop for the photographs of the farms and farmers that appear throughout the book; many of the recipes are also accompanied by an inspiring photo.
We invite you into The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook and to take a virtual tour of the local farms and farm-to-table restaurants in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and neighboring New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. You'll see just some of the dedicated folks—and delicious recipes inspired by them—featured in the book, which launches on May 19th. Join us in supporting our agricultural communities—know your farmer, know your food.
Posted by Berkshires and Beyond on Friday, May 1, 2020