Thursday, May 29

Bargain Book Alert:
Cooking With Shelburne Farms for $7.99!

This Dinner Courtesy of Cooking With Shelburne Farms

Remember these mouthwatering grilled lamb burgers on homemade buns with roasted red pepper, parsley, and kalamata olive relish I made last fall from Cooking with Shelburne Farms: Food and Stories from Vermont? Remember my raving about how much I fell head over heels in love with this marvelous book? (If not, go back and read this post.)

Well this beautiful $35 hardcover book - which would make a wonderful gift for any food lover in your life - is on sale right now at for just $7.99,** with free shipping on orders over $25. Got more than one foodie friend? Talk about an easy way to stock up and save on special gifts.

The book contains stories from farmers and other food producers along with more than 100 recipes featuring nine iconic Vermont ingredients: Milk and Cheese, Maple, Early Spring and Summer Greens, Lamb, Wild Mushrooms, Game and Fish, Pork, Root-Cellar Vegetables, and Apples. The dishes deliver rustic flavors with a "fresh, comfortable cooking approach."

Recipes range from the everyday--Sausage Rolls and Deviled Ham & Cheddar Spread--to the extraordinary: Roast Duck Legs with Sour Cherry Sauce and Sage & Garlic Pan-Roasted Quail. Classic dishes are given fresh twists, and unexpected ingredients are paired in contemporary ways.

The recipes are well written and easy to follow. Each one offers a "Before You Start" paragraph that gives helpful advice on everything from sourcing the best ingredients to making substitutions, and the Prepare-Ahead Tips make preparation even easier. The sections of sumptuous, full-color photos will no doubt have you drooling all over your beautiful new cookbook.

Which reminds me - I need to pull my copy off the kitchen shelf and check out all the summer recipes I was dying to try last fall. Can one ever have too many recipes or too many cookbooks (especially when they're on sale)? I think not!

**Note: If the bargain price is currently not showing (it disappeared last night just as I finished this post but reappeared this morning), new copies of Cooking With Shelburne Farms are also available at bargain prices from other sellers through Amazon. From this link, click where it says More Buying Choices: Used & New Copies on the right side of the screen.

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  1. I just ordered the cook book from Amazon - one of the used copies. I am adicted to cook books and am sure there is something in there I can use. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. They're still available through Amazon at $7.99, you just have to look in the green box for Bargain Books and click through to another page. It's a great deal. I just ordered one through your site.

  3. Thank you for the alert! I just bought it for .45!!!! (plus shipping) How amazing. Thanks for your great blog, too... ;o)

  4. I bought it for .45 cents too! I've been wanting this one ever since your burger post!

  5. Yum. It looks like it'll work with good Wisconsin ingredients, too.

  6. I'll second Susan on this cookbook, it truly is wonderful. We love the oven roasted apple butter and the maple black pepper chicken...delicious!

  7. Thanks for the link, great looking cookbook!


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