Authors Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo take you on a culinary journey from the shores of Greenwich in the southwest, to the rolling hills of Litchfield to the northwest to the backcountry roads and charming small towns of the northeast in their, soon to be released, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Their travels focuses a light on Connecticut’s cherished food producers including the Nutmeg State’s most celebrated chefs, James Beard Awarded finalists such as Bill Taibe of Westport’s leFarm and The Whelk in Westport; and perennial favorites such as Carole Peck of the Good News Café in Woodbury, whom The New York Times dubbed “the Alice Waters of the East Coast.” Bringing you seasonal, local recipes made with love, the book will stimulate your appetite for the exciting options on Connecticut’s local, sustainable dining scene—from seafood and sugar shacks to four-star farmhouse restaurants.
A culinary celebration of the very best the state has to offer, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook is also a gorgeous coffee table book that captures Connecticut’s rich agricultural history and native food traditions through rustic images, personal stories and signature dishes from dozens of farmers, food producers and chefs whose mission is to re-connect people to local farmlands. No matter where you live, you’ll want to make The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook your guide to good eating, Connecticut-style, where dinner is only as far as your nearest farmers’ market, farm stand, fishmonger, butchery or bake shop.
Parallel Post has partnered with the authors, who will be available for a meet and greet and book signing, to honor their official national book launch of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook at Parallel Post’s “Farm-To-Trumbull” dinner on June 25th. Featuring Parallel Post and Chef Dean James Max’s famous Homemade Pasta with Norman Bloom Connecticut Lobster, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook is much more than a regional cookbook packed with 150 recipes from the area’s top chefs and local farmers. It’s a window into the world of Connecticut’s local farm-to-table movement, brought to life through vivid farmer and chef profiles, regional lore, and stunning photographs.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Tracey Medeiros is a food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She writes, “The Farmhouse Kitchen: A Guide To Eating Local” column for Edible Green Mountains Magazine. Medeiros is also the author of The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook (The Countryman Press) and Dishing Up Vermont (Storey Publishing) honored as 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist and 2009 Best Books Award Finalist (USA Book News). She travels regionally as a guest-cooking instructor, sharing her commitment to the sustainable food movement while providing skillful cooking demonstrations. Medeiros lives in Essex Junction, VT, with her family.
Christy Colasurdo is the former Special Sections Editor at New York Magazine, an award-winning writer, and co-founder of a farm-to-table food delivery company. Colasurdo writes regular features for Westport, Fairfield Living and other regional magazines, and is a contributor to CTbites.com, the definitive guide to the CT food scene. She is also the author of Restaurant 2000 and Bar Excellence (Rizzoli). She lives in Westport, CT, with her family, and serves on the Board at Wakeman Town Farm & Sustainability Center.