A celebration of seasonality and the farmers and artisans whose products have inspired 150 original recipes.
The Farmers Dinner Cookbook: A Story in Every Bite is a celebration of seasonality and the farmers who work tirelessly to bring the best food to market. Since 2012 the Farmers Dinner has sold out 61 consecutive pop up dinners without once repeating a menu item. The 150 original recipes created for this cookbook reflect that same commitment to locally-sourced, seasonal originality and innovation. While chefs Keith Sarasin and Chris Viaud rely on New England for their ingredients, this book will inform readers everywhere how get the most out of each season through techniques like preserving, fermenting, and canning. Along with the recipes, The Farmers Dinner Cookbook tells the stories of the farmers and artisans whose products are used to compose these dishes, highlighting the importance of knowing where your food comes from.
Chef Keith Sarasin’s love for food was developed at a young age when he would cook for his mother using old cookbooks that were given to him by his grandmother. He began his culinary career at the age of 15, working at a local sub shop washing dishes and making sandwiches. As the years went on he worked his way up through the restaurant ranks, from Sous Chef to Executive Chef. Sarasin was a private chef before founding The Farmers Dinner in 2012.
Chef Chris Viaud is an award-wining who has competed in and won Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs regionals. He has helped open several restaurants in Boston and New Hampshire as well as designed commercial kitchens. Much of his career in Boston was spent cooking at Deuxave, one of the city’s top-rated French restaurants. Today he is The Farmers Dinner executive chef.