Farmers Markets

Deborah MadisonDeborah Madison’s cookbooks have occupied treasured spots on my bookshelves since 1987 when she wrote The Greens Cook Book along with Edward Espe Brown.  Fast forward 27 years, three James Beard Awards plus many other accolades, and Madison, though not a vegetarian, continues her love affair with vegetables.  

The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone came out this past spring, an update to her classic Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone published in 1997.  Last year’s Vegetable Literacy  went far beyond a recipe book as Madison drew on her insights over several decades of cooking, including stints in professional kitchens, and as a gardener, enlightening readers with the interconnected web of relationships within the same botanical family.

Click on "Read More" for recipes from Vegetable Literacy.

Farmers Market haulJoin us to celebrate National Farmers Market Week with several of our local growers and market administrators. 

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Kathy will cook up a FM summer risotto during the show so stop by for a taste.  We'd love to see you.

Listen from 7-8 PM on Wednesday or catch the stream at  If you miss us, the rebroadcast is Friday at 7:00 am.

We're KRUU's GREAT TASTE, your weekly intimate hour with great food and fascinating food people.  Next show, August 11, our special guest will be Beth Howard, 'Pie Maker to the Stars" and the judge for the Iowa State Fair's pie contest.