2012 Wisconsin Local Foods Journal
What’s in season this month? What should I do with that fennel I bought at the farmers’ market? Who are the people who grow my food? If you’ve ever wished for an every-day, at-your-fingertips guide to sustainable eating, your wish has just come true. Madison authors Joan Peterson and Terese Allen have penned the2012 Wisconsin Local Foods Journal, a unique resource for Wisconsin eaters. A combination engagement calendar, culinary journal and eating guide, the book contains monthly lists of seasonal ingredients; shopping, storage and preparation guides; prize-winning recipes; interviews with market vendors; full-color photos; and more. The theme of the first annual journal is regional farmers’ markets.
When I first learned to can, I badly needed this kind of follow the seasons type journal. I was fortunate to have a friend who lived near the farm stands I frequented. She would call or e-mail when something new appeared, whether it was green beans, corn, tomatoes or Concord grapes. Once I understood the growing season rhythm, I was happily in sync.
Both authors are friends via our shared interest in culinary history.
"You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie DupreeFacebook
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