Fresh Food Nation is at the intersection of a big need and a big trend. The need is for recipes, techniques and inspiration for fresh produce, especially vegetables. The trend is the growing desire to eat local and connect with the source of our food; t just because locally grown food is fresher and tastier, but because it offers emotional, environmental and food safety benefits. This book offers simple, delicious, intriguing recipes for seasonal, fresh produce. At its heart, it is a great basic vegetable and fruit recipe book, but it is wrapped in a very timely and relevant concept; eating the bounty of the season, family farming, coming together to distribute food to the community, all of which makes it, in essence, the new community cookbook.
Martha Holmberg is the editor of Fine Cooking In Season and Absolutely Chocolate (Taunton), as well as the author of Crepes and Puff(Chronicle). Before moving to Portland in 2005, she was the publisher and editor of Fine Cooking magazine for 11 years.