Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden

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Running Press, Dec 20, 2011 - Cooking - 320 pages
Like many of today's home gardeners, Jeanne Kelley's backyard kitchen garden is a means to indulge her desire for fresh, organic, and flavor-rich produce. Just minutes outside of downtown Los Angeles, this same backyard is also home to Kelley's pet goat and Ameraucana chickens, which provide her with a plentiful amount of milk and sky blue eggs that often feature in Kelley's internationally inspired dishes. Now she shares more than 150 of her recipes, all of which incorporate new and authentic ways to take advantage of local and seasonal foods and incorporate the multi-ethnic flavors into your everyday meals. This remarkable cookbook presents a contemporary version of field-to-table cooking that hails from a region where home chefs prune their kitchen gardens in the shadow of metropolitan cities and year-round farmers' markets provide heirloom vegetables that inspire classic and enticing dishes. Capitalizing on her 20 years as a Bon Appetit contributor, Kelley's recipes are simple and spectacular. With strategies for both weeknight cooking and special occasions, Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes is the essential manual for all who hunger to create quick and healthy meals with flair. In addition to the many mouthwatering recipes, Kelley provides readers with tips and menus for entertaining, plus a thorough kitchen garden primer that celebrates the simple joy of growing your own produce-including discussion on small container and community gardens, raising and keeping backyard chickens, composting, and growing your own exotic ingredients.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
3
Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes?
5
Pantry and Equipment Stocking Guide
7
Simple Kitchen Garden Guide
19
Appetizers and Small Plates
28
Soups
51
Salads
73
Sandwiches and Tartines
95
Pizza and Pasta
119
Fish and Poultry
145
Meats
185
Vegetables and Sides
219
Desserts and Sweets
243
Breakfast and Brunch
275
Chicken Keepers Guide
305

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About the author (2011)

Jeanne Kelley attended the La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. Since then, she has been affiliated with Bon Appetit magazine for 20 years. Kelley is also a frequent contributor to Cooking Light magazine, and many of her recipes and articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Natural Health, Islands, and Spa magazines. She lives in Los Angeles with her landscape designer husband and two teenage daughters.

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