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Fresh Tastes From The Garden State

Fresh Tastes From The Garden State
by Carol Byrd-Bredbenner
Rutgers University Press, 2002

Each of the six chapters in this lushly illustrated cookbook feature the most popular fruits and vegetables grown in New Jersey: berries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, peppers and corn. The state consistently ranks among the top 10 states in the U.S. for the amount and value of each of these crops.

"The recipes were designed to be  quick and easy enough to fit into anyone’s hectic lifestyle -- and so delectable they’ll become family favorites," explains Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, a professor and nutrition extension specialist at Cook College, Rutgers University. 

Byrd-Bredbenner begins each of the chapters in her book with an in-depth study of the main ingredient and its nutritional aspects, along with tips on selection and use. A product availability chart is provided for shoppers buying fresh in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic.

Fresh Tastes from the Garden State

Tomato Pesto Tart

Peachy Pecan Cobbler 
Chunky Tomato Sauce
Tomato Sorbet
Peachy Shrimp Kabobs
Pepper Frittata
Fresh Strawberry Brownie Pie
Seafood Handkerchief Ravioli
Sunset Peppers and Potatoes
Pepper Poppers
Peach Chicken Salad
Tarte Tatin
Brandy-Cinnamon Apples

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