The pictures are beautiful, so much in fact that I thought the recipes would need special equipment. Not so! The dishes are surprisingly simple, and many have 10 ingredients or less. Gwyneth uses a ton of seasonal and local veggie options, with some creative twists on old standards. Some of my faves are Beet Chips (p.52) and cauliflower tabbouleh (p. 131).I’m not confident that I could fit all of these recipes into my busy weeknight repertoire, but you could definitely find something to impress dinner guests with minimal effort.
If you’re inspired to try some of these recipes with local produce, you can search for farmer’s markets in your area on the USDA Local Food Directories webpage. I also love clicking around on Eat Well Guide where you can search for locally-sourced restaurants stores, and farming cooperatives near you.
In honor of Earth Day, the Library is hosting a Food and Farm Discussion on April 21st. Learn more or register here: Current Conversations: Food and Farm