Have you been following along with Food52’s Piglet? I look forward to the tournament of cookbooks each year, each round pitting pairs of cookbooks against each other. This year I contributed a cookbook review of Hugh Acheson’s The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits for the Piglet Community Picks.
I loved cooking from this vegetable-focused cookbook, especially since Acheson is cooking from nearby Georgia. The book functions as a companion guide for anyone who visits a farmers market or tends to a backyard garden and seeks guidance for what to do with kohlrabi, kale, and—if you happen upon it—even bamboo. I’m a fan of the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete, and I’m picking up a CSA trial box this weekend. I’m also trying to revive my backyard garden with peppers, tomatoes, and herbs. I’ll be turning to this book for a long time.
Looking for a recipe from Broad Fork? Try the Sweet Onion Soup with Caraway and Croutons.
Follow along with the cookbook tournament at #ThePiglet.