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Praise for Cooking with Heirlooms

“With unsurpassed diversity and distinctive taste, heirloom vegetables far outshine today’s store-bought hybrids – thank goodness so many generations of passionate gardeners have been willing to share their favorites!
Cooking with Heirlooms is a must have for every vegetable gardener interested in preserving a bit of our heritage and getting back to basics. Good home cookin’ has never been so easy – or so beautiful!”

—Jessica Walliser, co-author of Grow Organic: Over 250 Tips and Ideas for Growing Flowers, Veggies, Lawns and More and host of Sirius Satellite Radio’s ‘The Organic Gardeners’ 

“It is rare that we can joyfully serve two important causes with one book, improving our health with wholesome food while helping to preserve valuable agricultural biodiversity.

Cooking with Heirlooms celebrates many of the delicious fruits and vegetables enjoyed for centuries around the world through more than 150 family heritage recipes and fascinating stories, bringing both fresh food and a rich sense of history back into our lives.”

—David Cavagnaro, horticultural photographer and former manager of the preservation gardens at the Seed Savers Exchange's Heritage Farm

“This lovely book will surely stay on the top shelf of our cookbooks. Amazing recipes combined beautifully with mouthwatering photos make this the best book ever about using traditional crops in the kitchen.

I want to thank Karen for doing such a superb job on a subject that is so close to my heart . . . Cooking with Heirlooms. A book that we will treasure for years and a sure favorite of gardeners everywhere!”

—Jere Gettle, owner/publisher, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. and The Heirloom Gardener Magazine

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