Elisa Spungen Bildner & Robert Bildner, The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook: 125 Home-Grown Recipes from the New England Hills
Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner discuss The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook: 125 Home-Grown Recipes from the New England Hills with Lindsay-Jean Hard of Zingerman’s.
The Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts are famous for their unique culture, scenic views, and artistic and literary attractions. But in addition to the region’s classic landmarks, the Berkshires also boast an impressive number of family-run farms. The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook offers 125 recipes to recall the magic of the Berkshire region for readers far and wide. Complete with farm profiles and vibrant photographs, The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook paints a vivid portrait of the relationship between the earth and what we eat.
About the Authors:
Elisa Spungen Bildner is a former lawyer, CEO of a food manufacturing company, newspaper editor and reporter, and journalism professor at Rutgers University and New York University. She is also a professionally trained chef and yoga instructor.
Robert Bildner, former attorney, created and sold several food distribution and manufacturing companies. He and his wife established the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and he serves as lay leader on several nonprofit boards. He studied photography and photographed this book’s farms and restaurants.
About the Moderator:
Lindsay-Jean Hard received her Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Her education and passion for sustainability went on to inform and inspire her work in the garden, home, and community. Today she works to share her passion for great food and great communities as a marketer at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. She lives, writes, loves, and creates in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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