Davis Farmers Market Cookbook wins third national award
The Beverly Hills Book Awards announced its 2013 national winners today and the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook won the Cookbooks — Regional Category. This is the third national award for the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook, the other two being Writers Digest First Place Winner in Non Fiction and The Indie Award for Excellence in the Regional Cookbook Category.
Judges for the Beverly Hills Book Awards commented that “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook – Tasting California’s Small Farms truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate.”
This is the second book that coauthors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans have written together, the first one being Cooking with California Foods in K-12 Schools, published by the Center for Ecoliteracy (2011) and chosen by Sunset Magazine as one of the top ten cookbooks of the year.
Since the publication of the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook in 2012, the book has been selected for numerous local, regional and national events, including the Tucson, Arizona National Book Fair 2013 and the National Farm to School Conference in Vermont 2012. Recipes from the book have inspired menus served by Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, UC San Diego Alumni Association, Patrick Mulvaney at Building & Loan, and upcoming April 25 by Leonardo Fasulo at Davis’s Osteria Fasulo (for more information, call 758-1324.)
Coauthors Brennan and Evans have appeared on local television and radio and given numerous talks and cooking demonstrations. Evans will be giving a free spring canning demonstration at Davis ACE Sunday, April 28, 2-3 pm.
And now they are doing something new – The Davis Farmers Market Virtual Cookbook Club.
“We are enthusiastic to invite our readers to join a national trend of slowing down, shopping at the market with friends and family, and then cooking a meal together from our monthly menu,” say the authors. “We have created a year of seasonal menus featuring the recipes in our book, plus new recipes from our personal collections.”
For more information go to www.davisfarmersmarketcookbook.com.