Always in Season
Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer’s Markets of New England
Always in Season gives you inviting, approachable, delicious recipes you can prepare the same day you come home from the farmer's market with a bag full of local produce, or find your CSA box full of unfamiliar vegetables. Elise Richer takes you through each month of the year, highlighting a few select ingredients that are in season each month, and giving you fresh ideas on how to use them without having to run to specialty grocery stores for rare ingredients or set aside half a day for prepping and cooking. Entrees, side dishes, soups, and baked goods are all featured, showcasing traditional and contemporary ways of using what is available locally, along with recipes from far flung locations which put those same local ingredients to use in creative new ways. A Resources section will help you locate a farmer's market near you, learn how to choose a CSA that's right for you, and guide your decisions for safe and healthy cooking.
Elise Richer has worked in several restaurants, run her own baking business, and cooked a lot of family meals. As a teenager in Massachusetts, she worked at a farm stand where she learned how much tastier a Macoun is than a Macintosh. As an adult, she lived and worked in Washington, DC, where she was spoiled by a long growing season and abundant peaches. She moved to Maine in 2003 and has been learning to love cabbage ever since. Elise lives in Portland with Mark, Harry, Archie, Willie, and Smoke. Teresa Lagrange is an illustrator/graphic designer who lives in Portland, Maine. She enjoys using bright, bold colors in her digital illustrations, but also creates soft watercolors and drawings. A graduate of the University of Maine, she worked as a designer at the Portland Museum of Art, and now creates designs, logos, and illustrations for various clients. When she isn't sketching on any paper she can find, or creating art on the computer, Teresa enjoys being with her family and spending time outdoors. She lives with her husband Jim, children Grace and Jack, two cats, and a dog.