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Jonathan’s cookbooks offer simple recipes prepared with farm and garden-fresh ingredients to share with the people – friends, family and farmers – who make our lives matter. Bring one home today or share one with someone special.

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Fresh and Magical Vinaigrettes

The vinaigrette is the most valuable recipe I knows, which is why I’m giving you 23 different recipes with more than 100 ways to use them as marinades, sauces and on dozens of farm and garden-fresh, seasonal salads. My recipes are easy enough for weeknight dinners or lunch at the office, and special enough for weekend dinner parties whether you’re using the good china or just hanging barefoot in the back yard.

With short stories, illustrations from James Beard finalist Emily Wallace, and advice on buying and storing oils and vinegars you’ll have as much fun reading it as you do in the kitchen. Grab your whisk and get ready for delicious inspiration!

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JB_kickstarter_700x884Seasons to Taste:
Farm-fresh Joy for Kitchen and Table

Seasons to Taste is a four-season celebration of farm and garden-fresh ingredients and the people – friends, family and farmers – that cooking and sharing delicious food brings together. With 320 pages and 127 recipes, Seasons to Taste shares simple recipes, each with a photograph, tips for getting it right the first time, as well as stories about ingredients, techniques and people.

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Simple Summer:
A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease

Summer is when we relax and enjoy time — and a cold drink — with good friends, while bright-tasting, farm-fresh produce does all the hard work in the kitchen. Simple Summer collects 40 of my favorite simple, delicious recipes each with stories, and music and drink recommendations for easy entertaining. Each recipe comes with photos and easy tips that come from audiences at my weekly, live cooking demonstrations to help you prepare them right the first time.

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People are talking:

“Simple Summer” may well be the first book I’ve reviewed that had cooking stains on it before I’d even finished it. Making the most of farm-fresh produce, he has a knack for creating beautiful dishes that sparkle with invention but let the natural flavors of the vegetables shine through.” Karen Lyon, The Literary Hill

“This wonderful book has some fabulous recipes, and I plan to cook my way through it.” Sheilah Kaufman, The Town Courier

“This book is a testament of the love of good food, good friends, and a passion for the culinary life! I truly think this book belongs on the shelves of both the novice and the expert.” Jonathan Schenck




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