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Davis Farmers Market Cookbook will be released this Saturday

The Davis Farmers Market will celebrate the debut of The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook this Saturday. This event coincides with the official release of the book.

This will be the first of several Market Cookbook Day events to headline the cookbook.

Co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will be there to sign cookbooks. Customers with cookbook gift cards purchased from the Market can redeem them at the Market Shed. The UC Davis Dining Commons will offer “tastes of cookbook recipes” at each Cookbook Day.

In the book, Winters resident Brennan and former Davis Mayor and food activist Evans praise the Davis Farmers Market and the local food showcased there every week.

The book details eight recipes to adapt to any season, followed by four chapters with each chapter containing about 20 recipes. Alice Waters, Chez Panisse founder and food activist, wrote the book’s foreword.

Davis Farmers Market Manager Randii MacNear said the Market plans to use the cookbook as a platform for events throughout 2012.

“When the cookbook goes on sale April 7, The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook is going to claim a top spot on bookshelves of home cooks and farmers market lovers everywhere,” she said in a press release.

“The Farmers Market has spawned all kinds of side projects, including the school Crunch Lunch program, the RISE (Recycling is Simply Elementary) program in the schools, and much more,” said Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza in an e-mail. “It’s given us a great permanent rain/shade canopy that hosts many other events. The book is just one more example of the FM as a hub of numerous great things.”

MacNear added that this is the first time the Market has launched a cookbook, so this is a big deal for them.

The authors are also signing books and selling the books at the new UC Davis Farmers Market at the campus Silo today. This soft launch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Other cookbook signings at the Market are: May 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and June 16, 10 to 11 a.m. Additional signings are scheduled for this fall. The book costs $24.95.

ANGELA SWARTZ can be reached at city@theaggie.org.

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