"When I want full-gloss photo spreads that almost convince me I’m chopping shallots on a rough-hewed farm table while sporting rosy cheeks and barnyard-mucked Wellies, I’ll take Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s A SEAT AT THE TABLE."—New York Times, Cree LeFavour, November 28, 2017
"Fans of the Beekman 1802 brand will turn out for this new offering."--Publisher's Weekly
When Manhattan-based couple Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell purchased a weekend farm in Sharon Springs, New York (population just over 500), they had no idea how this move would change their lives and the lives of those around them. The symbiotic relationship with the village not only helped them save the farm during the financial meltdown in 2008, but also breathed new life into the struggling community. And every step began and continues around the collective table.
A Seat at the Table is Brent and Josh’s fourth and most personal cookbook, and celebrates food at the center of community. More than 115 recipes embody the traditional story of stone soup, in which everyone brings their small piece to the pot to create a sum much greater than its parts.
The delicious Sicilian-tinged recipes organized by season, introductions to the fascinating individuals who are an essential part of the Sharon Springs community, and smart tips and tricks from Brent, Josh, and Rose, this is a book that you will turn to again and again to nourish your own community. So whether roasting a turkey for a November Friendsgiving, pulling some frozen-in-season Zucchini-Blossom Squares for last-minute holiday guests, enjoying fresh pea pesto and crostini for a springtime supper, or quick pickling summer garden overages, there will always be a seat at the table for you.
Over 130 photographs of the food and the farm by photographer Christian Watson.