Authors Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz have published a cookbook, Cooking Close to Home - A Year of Seasonal Recipes. In this time of intense interest around local and sustainable food, this cookbook is a must-have bookshelf addition for anyone who is serious about shifting their cooking habits to using foods that are found seasonally, in the northeast. The need to change to a healthier, more environmentally-friendly style of cooking is becoming more obvious, and this cookbook will be a guide to do so.
Cooking Close to Home - A Year of Seasonal Recipes is a collection of over 150 original recipes as well as several recipes passed down from generations past. The recipes are organized by course and by season, and guide the reader through the harvest seasons and help those who enjoy cooking learn more about preparing and buying local foods. The book includes appetizing food photographs and photos of farms, orchards, and farmers markets throughout the northeast. Throughout the book there are useful “ Harvest Hints” that explain ingredients, how and where to purchase them and how best to store the harvest for the winter.
Some of the photos in this book have been taken by local photographer Pierre Levac and editing of the recipes has been done by another local resident Sharyn Duffey. There will be a book signing and food sampling opportunity Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p. m. at Serenity Studio 150 Fourth St. W.