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P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden


Fellow organic gardener, P. Allen Smith takes you on a mouth-watering, four- season journey through some of his favorite culinary dishes. Inside each section of spring, summer, fall, and winter, you'll find recipes for starters, soups and sandwiches, main dishes, vegetables and side, bread and such and, last — but in no way least — desserts. Read more...

Chris McLaughlin

One of the best things about the recipes in this cookbook are that they are down-home cooking, yet they're versatile enough to be served at fine dinners. Many of them are easily adapted to your own tastes, too. Read more...

Kylee Baumle, Horticulture Magazine

In a time when chefs are planting gardens and learning to cook responsively, here we have a master gardener who has always done so, with élan, enthusiasm, and delicious results.

Molly O'Neill

author of One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking

Perhaps it is the easygoing style of P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden that has me feeling like I have just spent time visiting with him over his garden gate. The recipes are as approachable as a handshake and offers the same reassuring instruction I have grown to adore from America's knowledgeable neighbor gardener. Any season is fine for sharing this lovely book.

Martha Hall Foose

author of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook

P. Allen Smith reminds us that the home garden and the kitchen are soul mates, and his new cookbook illuminates that happy relationship with recipes full of snappy Southern flavors and with the light, reassuring touch that his fans adore. But even garden-phobes can take pleasure in these pages: following the seasons with Smith in the kitchen is a total joy!

Matt Lee and Ted Lee

authors of The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern

Every time I see more snowflakes falling from the sky I have to turn my head to the heavens and ask, "Really?" So when P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden showed up, it was not a minute too soon. If I can't be gardening, cooking and reading are next on the list; better yet when the two are put together. But be warned, don't read this while you're hungry, you'll stop mid-book and start rattling some pans. Read more...

Rhonda Fleming Hayes