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 using berries, tomatoes, summer squash, radishes, peppers, and ginger. The recipes have the feel of easy-going summer abundance that seeks to capture the best flavors without much fuss: blackberry scones for breakfast; an heirloom tomato tart for lunch on a shady patio; dramatic black quinoa with radishes and avocado for a showy side dish; roast ginger pork tenderloin that's out of the oven in 20 minutes.
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 summer kitchens and year -round.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.