To paraphrase an old song, last week’s Good Food Festival and Conference Kick-Off was a mutual admiration society. Farmers and cooks showed what they love most about the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and each other: the essential partnership between the people who produce fabulous ingredients and great food.
It may have been photo shoot week for her upcoming A.O.C. Cookbook, but national culinary inspiration and local food guru Suzanne Goin emceed the day. Plus, she stuck around for a book signing with me.
I expected Nyesha Arrington to be a polished performer (hello, Top Chef season 9) and she was, …
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Yes—The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook has gone into a fourth printing! Thank you all for your support. It pleases me no end that the book continues to be a helpful resource for simple, seasonal cooking and shopping, wherever you live.
This has been a thought-provoking month of writing and meetings. With much of the L.A. area quarantined due to Medfly (it took just two flies!), I posted a two-part story on Eat:LA about methods of treatment and what to do at home and the market.
At the California Small Farm Conference in San Diego, I attended an SRO panel on small-scale farm start-ups, particularly as work therapy for American Vets. It was a stunning example of farming’s regenerative powers and proof that the passion to work the land endures. Continue reading The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook in 4th Printing!