Cookbook Recommendation: The Vermont Country Store Cookbook
Minute. Simpler, healthier times aren’t just in the past. The Vermont Country Store Cookbook imbues modern-day cuisine with an idyllic, wholesome tone. Filling the pages with lovely family recipes, Ellen Ecker Ogden and Andrea Diehl alongside the Orton Family, open up their life on the farm and food archives to home cooks in search of comforting, unassuming, delightful fare. Chapters include The Dairy Barn, where you’ll find lush cheddar popovers and maple-laced breakfast sausage, and Streams and Fields – the clam and cod chowder and shepherd’s pie are unparalleled. Don’t miss the sublime wild rice cakes as you flip into the chapter on Wilds and Woods, as well as the pesto spiral rolls in The Gristmill section. The recipes are simple but immensely satisfying, the writing is authoritative and yet charming, and the photographs are absolutely captivating. At $30, The Vermont Country Store Cookbook is a feel good read that also happens to be quite brilliant.