"Did you know that really fresh green beans will stick to your clothes? Or that perfect artichokes squeak when they're squeezed? You'll find plenty of other expert tips on selecting and storing field-fresh produce in Janet Fletcher's 'Fresh From the Farmer's Market.' Included also are dozens of simple yet intriguing recipes like Braised Red Cabbage and Pears and Warm Apricot Tart. Sensuously photographed by Victoria Pearson, and organized by the season, this book will delight all gardeners and cooks." -- Organic Gardening
Janet Fletcher is a food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a frequent contributor to magazines on wine and food topics, and a past president of the San Francisco Professional Food Society. She is the author of a number of cookbooks, including Chronic Victoria Pearson is a Los Angeles based photographer. Her photographs have appeared in several books including Sangria (0-8118-4290-8), Party Appetizers (0-8118-4292-4), and The Cheese Course (0-8118-2541-8). Alice Waters is the founder and proprietor of Berkeley's Chez Panisse restaurant and the author of several acclaimed cookbooks.