Vermont is not only a state, but also a lifestyle. The authors wonderfully capture this in their telling of the family history of the Country Store owners, their updated recipes, sidebars, and old photos. This book is a terrific holiday gift for friends, family and oneself. — Sarah Knight
The ultimate New England store, whose catalog reaches millions of people, presents the store's first cookbook bringing us back to simpler days.
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook captures both the essence of the iconic store and the soul of the Vermont way of life: a self-reliant, rich life in the slow lane. Through recipes, yarns, archival photos, and sumptuous visuals, it tells the story of five generations of Orton storekeepers, while featuring fresh-from-the-farm cooking that imbues the cuisine of the present with the best of the past. Approximately 120 updated and original family recipes evoke memories, conveying all the hominess of the catalogue, but also appeal to the modern tastes of contemporary cooks. The book also features sidebars of Vermont history and more than 200 photographs, both black-and-white archival and four-color photographs, the latter taken especially for the book.
About the Author
Ellen Ogden is a food writer, cookbook author, and food stylist. She's written for The Boston Globe and Martha Stewart Living, among other publications, and has appeared on PBS Victory Garden and HGTV's Garden Smarts.
Andrea Diehl has been food editor of The Philadelphia Daily News and has written for university presidents and a US attorney. She led the Vermont Country Store's content team from 2001-2008.