Tastes from Valley to Bluff: The Featherstone Farm Cookbook is your delightfully indispensable guide to selecting, cooking, and enjoying over 50 different fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Arranged by season, Tastes is a truly major resource, with 416 pages containing nearly 300 recipes, ranging from the eclectic to comfort food, covering appetizers, side dishes, soups, salads, sandwiches, main dishes, condiments, dressings, desserts, kid-friendly dishes, and beverages. Over 200 (two-thirds) of its recipes are vegetarian, 111 vegan. Each crop features comprehensive, practical information on its history, nutrition, selection, storage, trimming, cleaning, preservation, and cooking techniques. Designed for the cook short on time, the book contains hundreds of serving suggestions, cooking tips, equivalent measurements, substitutions, and lists of complementary foods, herbs, and seasonings. An extensive appendix of resources invites further exploration.
Born in South Korea, Mi Ae Lipe grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she first became interested in food and gardening. A self-taught artist and illustrator, she lived and worked in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 13 years, and during this time she met Jack Hedin, owner of Featherstone Farm. After doing a logo project for the farm, she became one of its CSA subscribers, and the idea for the cookbook was born. She now resides in Seattle, where she does freelance book editing, graphic design, and publications consulting while regularly indulging in a favorite hobby, eating. Her website is www.whatnowdesign.com.