The beloved Loaves & Fishes cookshop on Long Island’s East End pays tribute to local farms and seasonal produce in what will be an eventual 12-volume set of smart, stylish, handsomely photographed clothbound books.
Loaves & Fishes proprietor Sybille van Kempen—who opened the original store alongside her mother, the legendary Anna Pump—worked with local chef Licia Kassim Householder to showcase wonderful things to prepare that are popular hits in the Loaves & Fishes store itself. T
he store relies greatly on local farmers for its ingredients to create dishes such as a sausage and mushroom strudel, a broccoli salad enlivened by snow peas and radicchio, and an easy, flavorful citrus salmon that needs just 5 minutes under the broiler.
Handsomely packaged, almost like little gift books (just under 8 inches square and 72 pages long), the Loaves & Fishes Farm Series volumes are strongly evocative of both time and place and likely to become well used in seasonal kitchens and year-round.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.