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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Enter to Win the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook!
Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook cover

Enter to Win the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook!

Everyone loves a give-away. Here’s why this is such a great one:

♥Springtime is finally here and farm fresh ingredients are piled high at farmers’ markets. It was a long winter, right?

♥the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook; 125 Homegrown Recipes from the Hills of New England will help you to navigate seasonal ingredients with fresh ideas of what to prepare.

♥The Berkshires is a region well known and loved by many. These stories and recipes are a taste of the region.

♥This book is chock full of inspiring stories about farmers, makers and chefs. Who doesn’t love to read stories about commitment and fortitude?

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Spring delights; photo: Liz Rueven

 Enter to win a copy:

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Stop and smell the chamomile; Photo: Liz Rueven

Leave a comment at the end of this post: Tell me what you love about the Berkshires, if you’ve visited that region of New England. If not, what is your favorite spring ingredient and why?

Please tell me which town and state you live in. I’m cooking up a new project and it would help me a lot. Please and thanks.

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Contest runs from May 10, 2021- May 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

USA mailing addresses only. I’ll chose one winner from a random selection of entries. You may also enter on instagram @kosherlikeme and on facebook here.

You’re invited to an event on May 11, 2021 at 12:30. I’ll be in conversation with Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner discussing why supporting local farms is so important. Join us via zoom (it’s free) by clicking here to register.

Thank you to Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, CT., for sponsoring this program.

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Spring greens; Photo: Liz Rueven

 

Excerpted from The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook: 125 Homegrown Recipes from the Hills of New England. Copyright 2020 by Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner. Reproduced by permission of The Countryman Press, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company. All rights reserved.

 

24 Comments

  1. I love the Berkshires and go every summer with my mother and sister. I just booked our weekend there for the end of July. This special place of music, theater and great farm to table food is my escape place.

  2. I have never been to the Berkshires and I know I must be missing out. Springtime to me means strawberries in May. Delicious, red and juicy still warm from the sun strawberries!
    I now call Bluffton, SC home!

  3. My parents retired to the Berkshires, so visiting was always a pleasure. They were especially active in Shakepeare & Company, so the opportunity to see a performance there was a highlight. Hailing from Boston, MA where Spring, to me, means Fiddlehead Ferns and Garlic Scapes.

  4. Between the bucolic tranquility of the countryside and the cultural richness of the live theater, music, and visual arts, The Berkshires are heaven on earth! My husband and I (and friends and often our kids) have gone for a visit every summer for over 20 years. Until recently this always revolved around a performance at Tanglewood to see a live taping of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Or a day at Kripalu yoga retreat. Or both! The shopping and restaurants are also worth the trip. Especially enjoy a small farm to table eatery in Lenox called Nudel and an Italian restaurant with red and white checkered tablecloths called Frankie’s, but they’re all good! I highly recommend a B&B called Hampton Terrace to everyone. Lovely owners and luscious breakfasts!

  5. It’s been many years since I was up in the Berkshires, but I still remember the lush greenness of it all, the thrum of activity co-existing along side the peacefulness. There is so much to do if you want and then there’s just sitting on the front porch with a good book if that’s what you desire.

  6. My sister-in-law used to have a place in Becket that looked like the inn in “Newhart.” What I love most about the Berkshires is the people — commonsense, down-to-earth, and dry-humored.

  7. My inlaws had a vacation home in Ancramdale in Copake NY.
    Considered the foot hills of the Berkshires. Our family spent every summer for about 2 weeks for fourteen years. I love the town of Great Barrington. One of our favorite sites to visit was the Charles C Ball where the Lincoln Memorial was crafted. And in Stockbridge the Norman Rockwell museum. Also, Baldwin’s ! In West Stockbridge the best extracts for baking!

  8. I haven’t been to the Berkshires in many years. That said, I love all the fresh fruits and vegetables of spring. One of my favorites in late spring is squash blossoms. I love to stuff them with very fresh goat cheese, coat them with fresh bread crumbs and lightly sauté them. I’m getting hungry thinking about it.

  9. My in-laws had a vacation home in Ancramdale, which is Copake NY. This is considered the foothills of the Berkshires. We spent 14 summers there. Our favorite spots were the Daniel Chester French museum called Chesterwood in Stockbridge Mass. there one can see the prototypes of the Lincoln Memorial. Another favorite is Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell museum. And for all our favorite cooks and bakers one of my most favorites is Baldwins in West Stockbridge. We also frequently stopped at farmers stands, the best produce ever! I would so appreciate a copy of this cookbook!

  10. In my Cub Scout days I used to love camping trips to the woods surrounding Mount Greylock, about 40 miles north of the Berkshires. Perhaps its a little more rugged up in that corner of the state, but I remember loving the apparent infinitude of trees (relative to my suburban origin), and riding along roads that felt like bright green tunnels. Since that isn’t exactly Berkshires-specific, I’ll give another half answer to this prompt: strawberries! I’m not talented enough to cook / bake with them, but I’m thrilled when they come into season and I can obtain fresh, local ones and stain my shirts.

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