Author(s): Randall L. Smith
The concepts of environmentally friendly practices and local sourcing - farm-to-fork - are appealing to farmers and consumers for several reasons, including freshness, minimal transportation, and supporting local communities and businesses. Each chapter describes in general what the food is, how it can be prepared, stored or preserved. Readers learn the definition and characteristics of each food; multiple techniques for preparing the food; ways to preserve and extend the food; why farm fresh food is a better choice for healthy eating; how to connect with local farmers and how it can bring significance to their lives. The recipes contain accessible ingredients and directions are not too complex, yet innovative.
Randall Smith has been a working chef for over 20 years. He writes articles about the benefits of using local produce for Farmer's Markets Today and has been a tireless advocate for farmers markets.