pea soup

Spring Pea Soup

Spring Pea Soup

Spring Pea Soup excerpted from The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, 10th Anniversary Edition by Tracey Medeiros (The Countryman Press, June 2023). Photographs by Oliver Parini.

The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from the Green Mountain State

The picturesque Green Mountain State is known for its maple syrup, stunning peaks, and undeniable farm-to-table spirit. Truly the core of Vermont’s community, independent farms and agricultural diversity are the wellspring of the state’s fresh, whole-food dining scene.

From small family-run operations to locally owned and nationally recognized brands, the recipes and stories of The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook bring a little piece of that Vermont spirit into your home kitchen.

Now, after 10 years, author Tracey Medeiros has revised and fully updated this culinary tome to highlight the dedication of Vermont’s farmers, with brand-new recipes, photos, and local farm profiles. (more…)

Chilled pea soup

Chilled pea soup

Chilled pea soup, Your Daily Veg: Innovative, fuss-free vegetarian food by Joe Woodhouse.

Your Daily Veg: Innovative, fuss-free vegetarian food by Joe WoodhouseBold, fuss-free cooking that just happens to be vegetarian, Your Daily Veg celebrates everyday vegetables in a fresh and modern way.

Chapters focus either on one core vegetable or a group of similar vegetables, celebrating seasonality and encouraging you to make swaps if you don’t have the exact ingredients. These recipes can then be used as a base for experimenting.

Starting with the ingredient and working forward from there, Joe Woodhouse blends textures, spices and flavours to create satisfying meals that use minimal ingredients but achieve maximum flavour.

With tips on how best to prep dishes and advice on minimizing stress and time in the kitchen, each recipe is as straightforward as possible.

Your Daily Veg: Innovative, fuss-free vegetarian food is available at and     (more…)

Book Review: Soup for Syria

Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors the world over have come together to help food relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees. Each has contributed a recipe to this beautifully illustrated cookbook of delicious soups from around the world. Contributors include: Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, Anthony Bourdain, Mark Bittman, Alice Waters, Paula Wolfert, Claudia Roden, Sally Butcher, Ana Sortun, Greg Malouf, Aglaia Kremenzi, Joe Barza, Carolyn Kumpe, Wendy Rahamut, and many others.