Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert. The motto of this book is “Recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods in the spirit of More-with-Less” I found this to be spot on.
I got this cook book as a birthday gift in early August. I started cooking in the summer section and found the recipes easy to follow and informative. I also like that the authors include mini stories throughout each chapter. I found this book to be great for people who have their own gardens or just want to eat things that you can find at your local farmers markets in season. This is pretty economical because you can buy most produce at farmers markets; farmers market produce is priced just about the same as produce in the grocery store and you get to ask questions about how the food was grown. Most organically grown produce is cheaper than what you get in the grocery store. To save even more money grow them yourself. I have found great tips on how to store and preserve food in this cook book. Each season includes recipes on canning and preserving. I look forward to cooking my way though the other seasons and will update you on how it goes.