Being ecologically smart has never tasted so good! Cooking seasonally makes sense for the environment and the palate: just picked, locally grown food simply has more flavor than vacuum-packed specimens that travel thousands of miles. Find out how to make the most of fresh produce with this invaluable sourcebook. Each chapter in the four sections—winter, spring, summer, and fall—showcases the season’s best, complete with advice on buying, storing, and preparing the ingredient, and insight into its textures, aromas, tastes, appearance, and history. More than 200 fabulous recipes cover everything from simple sauces (such as rocket pesto) to more complex dishes, including Venison with Celeriac Rosti, Spring Leaf Salad with Chargrilled Asparagus, and Cranberry and Apple Tart Tatin.