by Nigel Slater
Ten Speed Press, $40
In this 400-recipe cookbook, renowned British food writer and television personality Nigel Slater wittily details his experience as an urban gardener and cook. Chapters are arranged alphabetically by ingredient, starting with asparagus and ending with zucchini. Planting and gardening advice is paired with vegetable prep tips, cooking suggestions, and seasonally driven recipes: In spring, there’s A Pilaf of Asparagus, Fava Beans, and Mint; for summer, An Eggplant Bruschetta, and later in the year, Winter Cabbage, Juniper, and Cream. Recipes like these will keep you cooking from the garden (or market) year-round.
|Baked Finger Eggplants with Yogurt and Cucumber||Spring Leeks with Fava Beans and Bacon||Salad of Beans, Peas, and Pecorino|