Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of
North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of beautiful
Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, North Carolina, DeMent and her
family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom
varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm,
DeMent cooks robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew,
and farm interns—and now you are invited to share the bounty.
The Farmhouse Chef offers
150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright
elegant, inspired by the farm's yield through the four seasons.
From fall's Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and
Bacon Salad, to summer's Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon
Mojitos, DeMent's cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches
using great ingredients combined with easy preparations for
supercharged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent's
deliciously observant stories illuminating what life is
really like on a working
farm. A native North Carolinian committed to the development
of sustainable farming in her state, DeMent will inspire those of
us who may not have a lot of time to cook, let alone farm, but who
care about seasonal, healthfully grown food.