Heirloom: Time-Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes (Hardcover)
I’m completely emotional over this cookbook. Together, Sarah Owens and photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo have a gift for reminding you both of the beauty of food and of its bounty, emphasizing “heirloom tradition” in cooking. This book, which is divided up by season, will make you grateful for the planet we live in, and it will inspire anyone (from kitchen beginner to expert cook) to take a little extra time and care in preparing a meal. How do I explain that a root vegetable and lentil curry has the power to remind you that you deserve vitality, intention, and color in your world? I don’t know, but there it is. Heirloom is the cookbook you need for fall—it suits the most beautiful season of the year impeccably.— Afton Montgomery, Adult Frontlist Buyer
Sarah Owens is a horticulturalist, baker and a cook with an insatiable curiosity for global food traditions. Her reverence for plants fuels her passion for bringing out their best flavors in the kitchen. In Heirloom she presents ingredient-focused cooking and bread baking that emphasizes sourcing quality ingredients and relies on traditional techniques that extend the use of in-season produce and fresh food.
Organized into two parts, you'll discover the building blocks for inspired food. Part One explores traditional preservation techniques from fermenting and pickling to dehydrating, working with sourdough, and making broth, butter, yogurt, and whey. Part Two becomes a full expression of ingredients and techniques: recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. With recipes that layer flavors in rich and unique ways and that reflect the seasons, the dishes here are comforting, surprising, and give a feeling of abundance. Heirloom is a personal book that shares Owens' unique perspectives and stories on food.
“What a gorgeous book! Sarah Owens showcases the bounty of the seasons using a broad range of techniques, including but definitely not limited to fermentation. Her culinary imagination is dazzling, drawing upon varied traditions, and sure to inspire.”—Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation