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The Farm

The Farm Ian Knauer

The Farm
By Ian Knauer


A journal about life on the farm, this tasty book follows the seasons with recipes devoted to the garden’s bounty. Like a love letter to the family farm, author Ian Knauer offers simple and hearty recipes for all levels of cooks. From those who live in the kitchen, to those just starting out – there is something for everyone.

Best of the Book

The recipes in this book are truly worth ranting about. I love that they are organized by season, not only in the ingredients being used, but also in the type of meal you want to be eating. In the spring and summer lighter dishes like garlic pesto roast chicken and strawberry-sour cream ice cream, in the fall heartier offerings like crispy potato cake with garlic and herbs and black walnut cake.

Instructions are straight forward and ingredients are wholesome and simple. This is old fashion family cooking at it’s finest.

Needs Improvement 

There isn’t anything I could really suggest for this book. The presentation is clean and photos are stellar. The stories are interesting and the content is great. It’s an all around winner.

Target Audience

This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants a reference book of seasonal eating. Honest, simple, family food for people of with all levels of cooking experience.

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi has been blogging since January of 2008 with her first venture ‘Simply Fresh’ – a blog about the Ottawa food scene, local ingredients and other local foodies. She also contributes a food column to the Russell Villager and has begun her second blog, ‘Vegging for Two’, an expectant Mom’s guide to healthy eating. As a “friend in food” she writes Jodi’s Re-views covering cookbooks, health books and food fiction to keep learning about what’s going on out there in the beloved world of food! You can find Jodi by visiting her two blogs: Simply Fresh – Vegging for Two – Or via email: simplyfresh(at) or Twitter (@SimplyFresh)


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