For Anna Olson, eating is about community. Her new book brings her philosophy right to your kitchen--in the form of more than 100 amazing recipes from her hit Food Network show. Cooking simple and delicious dishes from fresh, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients is what Fresh with Anna Olson is all about, the follow-up cookbook to the bestselling In the Kitchen with Anna.
In spring, fresh pea soup with mint simmers on the stove, while in summer, cherries are baked into golden pies. In fall, roasted root vegetables are served with a warm vinaigrette, and in winter, prime rib is cooked to perfection with mushrooms and pan juices. Cooking with a seasonal approach ensures that ingredients are always at their best and most flavorful. Supporting local producers is also more environmentally friendly. An excursion to a local cheese maker, peach farm, or pumpkin patch is often all that’s needed to inspire a memorable menu; each chapter begins with a description of Anna’s own seasonal visits to food producers near her home.
The recipes are delectable, easy to prepare, and peppered with Anna’s personal anecdotes. Anna also provides helpful tips and techniques to ensure that your time in the kitchen is not just successful, but fun, too.
Experience the seasons with Anna through recipes like:
- Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Sweet Pepper Coulis
- Corn and Shrimp Fritters with Cucumber Rémoulade
- Summer Fruits with Icewine Sabayon
- Whole Roasted Pork Loin with Pears and Orange
- Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Pan-Roasted Garlic
- Pan-Roasted Trout with Leeks and Brown Butter
- Strawberry Meringue Tarts