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Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes (Hardcover)

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Fruitful is a trip to the local orchard, overflowing with ripe, seasonal produce -- and it's not just desserts! From sweet to savory, including fresh juices, every chapter is devoted to the produce of the moment: rhubarb, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, quinces, pears, and more. This delectable cookbook showcases the bounty from New York's favorite orchard, illustrated with gorgeous full-color photography throughout -- but all of the fruit can be found wherever you live.

Pies and cobblers are only the beginning of four seasons of recipes celebrating fruit: Strawberry-Black Pepper Granita, Spicy Roast Chicken with Rhubarb Chutney, Scallop and Blueberry Ceviche, Grilled Peach, Shrimp, and Prosciutto Skewers, and Rustic Apricot and Raspberry Crostada offer a taste of the juicy dishes inside. And twenty-five recipes will come from fruit-loving chefs who count themselves among Red Jacket's devoted customers: a few of the contributors include Dan Barber, Jonathan Waxman, Karen DeMasco, and Melissa Clark.

Whether it's a bushel of peaches or a bundle of rhubarb, you'll find plenty to dish up here.

About the Author

A third-generation farmer, Brian Nicholson returned to the family business at Red Jacket Orchards full-time in 2000, after graduating from Cornell University and working in New York City. Brian is a board member of the Premier Apple Cooperative and formerly served as President of the New York Apple Association. He and Red Jacket participate in farmers markets and CSAs across New York state, with products found throughout the US. Brian lives in Canandaigua, New York, with his wife and three children.

Sarah Huck spent five happy summers hawking fruit for Red Jacket Orchards and other farmers at the New York City Greenmarket. She is the author of Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes & Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors. Sarah's work has appeared on,,, and Consumer Report publications. She holds a Master's degree in Food Studies from NYU and a Culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute. Sarah lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she and her husband own Köaffe, a micro coffee roaster and cafe.

Praise For…

“Red Jacket's fruit, popular with New York City chefs, comes to your table with inventive dishes incorporating the ripest ingredients.”
—USA Today

"There's a new way to follow the biblical exhortation to be “fruitful and multiply” without adding to the population explosion. Go through Brian Nicholson and Sarah Huck's beautifully illustrated Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes, select from the 140 recipes and, as you add them to your repertoire, the number of delectable, peak-picked fruit dishes will multiply as will the compliments you get. Nicholson grew up on his family's fruit farm in upstate New York tending and cultivating flavor, and he has imbued this cookbook with that same loving care. In seasonal sections, each fruit gets its full due, with practical growing tips, advice for preserving and sensational seasonal recipes."

“This is a great addition to any kitchen bookshelf.”
—Santé Magazine

“Fresh fruit is a year-round celebration with this gorgeous new cookbook.” – —The Oregonian

“Fruitful is truly a unique book; one look and you'll know this is not your ordinary cookbook. …This book is full of wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures for you to enjoy!”
——Flour Me with

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762445653
ISBN-10: 0762445653
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English