Chef Brook Harlan's food preparation demonstrations are an inspiration for easy ways to enjoy more fruits and vegetables. His easy-to-follow techniques encourage simple preparation of seasonal fruits and vegetables, whether they come from the backyard garden, farmers market, roadside farm stand, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or the produce section of your local grocery store.
The recipes he demonstrates in the videos below are from Seasonal and simple: A guide for enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. The more than 100 recipes in the guide use simple preparations and seasonings to bring out the taste of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. Fruits and vegetables are listed by their growing season and the guide includes tips for selection, storage and preparation.
Click below to watch any of the five complete recipes.
Brook Harlan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He teaches Culinary Arts classes at the Columbia Area Career Center through Columbia Public Schools. Brook is the food editor for Inside Columbia magazine.
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