Advance Praise for Farmstead Chef
Farmstead Chef stirs up revolution, moving us back into the kitchen, our home gardens and local
farmers' markets. It captures the renaissance of homemade and homegrown cooking where key ingredients
include fresh, seasonal and local food along with a deep-rooted conviction that our every bite
can make a difference in transforming our world.
We need to view food as something important again, worth taking the time to seek out
and to cook. I'm eager to try the recipes in Farmstead Chef. They
promise a taste at once refreshing and deeply hopeful.
This book put a big smile on my organic farmer face. Why? With playful people like Lisa Kivirist
and John Ivanko kissing off corporate America, the serious nature of taking back our food supply
becomes a belly-laugh, belly-full party that even the most skeptic will want to attend. For
good food and good laughter, Farmstead Chef is the place to be.
With farmers finally emerging as the new rock stars, Kivirist and Ivanko possess the creative
talents and authenticity as growers themselves to not only connect with individual readers and
eaters, but help foster a new generation of farmers who are restoring and revitalizing America.
Kivirist and Ivanko redefine traditional definitions of health. Rather than focus on deprivation,
Farmstead Chef celebrates abundance and the fulfilling joy and pleasure of knowing where our
food comes from and savoring every bite with those you love.
Farmstead Chef is compelling, practical and sumptuous. Kivirist and Ivanko prove that you
can eat local, and well ‚ year round, even in a four season climate.
Kivirist and Ivanko uniquely "connect the dots" between the food system and what's on
your family's plate. By blending practical ideas with broader contexts, Farmstead
and positively challenges us to change our perspectives on the everyday act of eating, with
results that are simply delicious.
Collaborative to the core, Kivirist and Ivanko possess an ability to connect the various grassroots
organizations and efforts working toward improving our food system. This skill, enhanced by
their prolific writing and engaging speaking abilities, will bring their latest book, Farmstead
Chef, to a wide national reach.
Tapped into both what's growing on their farm and what's brewing on Capitol Hill, this
dynamic and prolific duo represent the new face of food in America: individuals who seek connections
to their food source and celebrate the potential of eating fresh, local and seasonal, one June
strawberry at a time.