In Person Author Talk: Becky Selengut, Misunderstood Vegetables
Feb 22, 2024
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Book Larder is excited to welcome long time friend of the store Becky Selengut, to celebrate her newest book Misunderstood Vegetables. Becky will join us for an author talk, Q&A, and book signing, and she will be in conversation with author and co-host of the Spilled Milk podcast, Matthew Amster-Burton.
Reservations are non-refundable and include a signed copy of the $25.99 book. Applicable sales tax and a $0.75 transaction fee are also included. Can't attend but still want a signed book? Order here for shipping or in-store pickup.
About the book: Maybe you just discovered celery root (a lumpy, softball-sized bulb), at the grocery store. Or perhaps you received watermelon radishes in a CSA package. Did a parsnip catch your eye at the farmers’ market? Even vegetables you think you know, like cabbage or brussels sprouts, will reveal next-level flavor with the right recipe. Becky Selengut has made it her mission to take less popular—or even outright scorned vegetables like beets and okra—and cook them into irresistible dishes. It’s all about knowing how to cook or serve them and what herbs and spices to incorporate. In Misunderstood Vegetables, Selengut highlights 25 vegetables, with recipes alongside history, step-by-step preparation, and storage tips. Organized by season, recipes include Feta and Citrus Salad, Charred Chard with Spicy Chile Oil, and Celery Root Gratin. A must-have for the plant-curious, this cookbook will have readers seeking out unusual and underused produce like never before.
Tags: Author Event, Author Talk, In Store Author Talk, ingredients, local author, seasonal, vegetables