The high-bush blueberry, along with its cousin, the low-bush wild blueberry native to Maine, is an honest American fruit, a true “local food” that was growing in North America, along with cranberries and Concord grapes, and sustaining Native cultures long before Europeans crossed the Atlantic. With more than fifty recipes featuring this popular “superfood,” The Blueberry Cookbook reflects traditional tastes as well as today’s vibrant and imaginative cooking styles. Recipes range from breakfast entrées to muffins to tasty desserts, toppings, and preserves.
Sally Pasley Vargas is a freelance writer and the author of Food forFriends and The Tao of Cooking. She launched her culinary career as a line cook at Rudi’s Big Indian Restaurant near Woodstock, New York. Her country neighbor at the time, Chef Eugene Bernard, was teaching at The Culinary Institute of America. He frequently visited the kitchen to advise and mentor the cooks, and eventually arranged for Vargas to intern with pastry chef Albert Kumin at the C. I. A. She is a cooking teacher, coach, recipe developer, and currently writes the column The Confident Cook for the Boston Globe along with seasonal recipes for the Wednesday Food Section. Vargas has written for Vegetarian Times and The Magazine of Yoga. She also contributes to Craving Boston, the WGBH Public Television website. Her interest in photography has led Vargas to combine her love of cooking with photos of beautiful food.
- Publication date: July 2019
- 136 pages
- 7.28" x .54" x 10.25"