sylvias tableHow do Grilled Tamarind Turkey Burgers sound for your Labor Day celebration? Or maybe Lime-Seared Scallops in Lemongrass Broth sound like a tasty morsel to add to the menu? We want to give you a sneak peek into a great new cookbook—SYLVIA’S TABLE—from acclaimed chef/foodie Liz Neumark.

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Every year children flock to the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in upstate New York to learn firsthand about where fresh food comes from—how to grow it, how to harvest it, and how to use it… Every year children flock to the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in upstate New York to learn firsthand about where fresh food comes from—how to grow it, how to harvest it, and how to use it to prepare great-tasting meals. Now Sylvia’s Table brings these lessons and recipes straight from the farm to your kitchen in a deliciously unique cookbook for families. From Homemade Apple Roll-Ups to Butternut Squash Bread Pudding and from Spinach and Strawberry Salad to Grilled Tamarind Turkey Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries, here are almost two hundred recipes that you and your family will enjoy.

Featuring recipes from “the friends of Katchkie Farm”—chefs like Michael Romano of Union Square Cafe and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto; culinary experts including Food & Wine’s Dana Cowin; cookbook authors Giuliano Bugialli, Rozanne Gold, Deborah Madison, and, Sara Moulton; and many others—this is a family cookbook guaranteed to be loved by cooks (and kids) of all ages.

More about Author

Liz Neumark is CEO and founder of Great Performances, rated Zagat’s top catering company in New York City. Originally intended as a staffing service for women in the arts, Great Performances has evolved into one of the nation’s most recognized and trendsetting catering companies. Liz’s commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture and good earth practices led her to establish Katchkie Farm, her sixty-acre organic farm in upstate New York, in 2006. As well as providing fresh produce for catering events, Katchkie Farm is home of the Sylvia Center, a garden-to-table culinary-based program that inspires young people to discover good food and flavors on the farm and in the kitchen. Liz’s experience in the food world has shaped her advocacy efforts: she serves on the boards of several groups on food policy and the food system, such as Just Food and GrowNYC, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including Food Arts Silver Spoon Award and Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women. In her spare time, Liz can be found exploring farm stands and food shops, and spending time with her husband and three grown children.

More Info at Author’s Website

Early Praise for Sylvia’s Table

There’s no shortage of seasonal locavore cookbooks out there, but Sylvia’s Table is especially appealing on other counts. Many of the recipes are uncomplicated and use farm-fresh ingredients, and are explained in a way that children can prepare them…. Take the book into the kitchen for the shiitake, corn and fava-bean salad; mint pesto for lamb on the grill, and a caramelized peach and ginger crisp. The book is also filled with historic tidbits and basic cooking tips, like making stock…. For Budding Locavores.”—Florence Fabricant, The New York Times


Liz Neumark is one of the most dynamic women in food-and her food is incredibly delicious to boot! She always knocks it out of the park with the freshest, seasonal and succulent ingredients straight from her farm to your table.”
-Padma Lakshmi, author of Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet

Friday Reads: Sylvia's Table by Liz Neumark

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