Farm stories, photographs, and simple, wholesome recipes made with delicious Cabot products from America’s best dairy farms.
I have a problem, a cookbook problem. I love poring through books to find recipes that will transport me to other cultures, books that will help me glean secrets and tips from great chefs, home cooks, and food writers. I have shelves packed and brimming with cookbooks. So many books, so little time in the kitchen.With beautiful farm photos and delicious, family-friendly dishes, the #CabotCookbook is timeless. Click To Tweet
The truth is, like many passionate cooks, I find myself returning again and again to my go-to cookbooks, the culinary guides that have served me well every time I use them. One of my very favorites of this select group is the Cabot Creamery Cookbook.
This book is about recipes, of course. But it is so much more than simply a compendium of great dishes. In these pages you will also find a heartfelt message from the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. The book starts with a declaration from Cabot farmers who want you to know who they are and what they stand for. Their message to anyone who reads the Cabot Creamery Cookbook is:
- We are family.
- We are a cooperative.
- We are your neighbors.
- We believe in the next generation of farmers.
- We make delicious, wholesome food.
With that foundation laid, the cookbook includes 150 of Cabot farmers’ favorite recipes, recipes that they make and serve to their own families – every day.
In addition to great recipes, this cookbook has so much more to offer. Not only does it feature tasty, satisfying dishes on every page, it also tells the stories of some of Cabot’s farm families. These heartfelt descriptions give the reader an authentic perspective on farm life, something you won’t find in most other cookbooks.
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook features gorgeous images of its simple, satisfying farm food, pictures so compelling, you’ll want to get cooking right away. It also gives you a glimpse into the lives of Cabot farmers in New England and New York. And don’t forget the beautiful and iconic Cabot cows. The cow photographs alone are worth the price of the book!
There is so much packed into this one incredible culinary resource. It makes the perfect holiday gift, suitable for anyone who loves to cook. Or who loves farming. Or who just wants to check out some beautiful bovines. The Cabot Creamery Cookbook is sold at bookstores or it can be ordered by going to the Cabot website.
Want a little preview of the outrageously good recipes you’ll find in the pages of this extraordinary cookbook? Here are five of my favorites.
My grammie always said: “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” So why not begin at the end? I have made The Richardson Family Farm’s Lemon-Yogurt Pound Cake more times than I care to admit. It is both rich in flavor and light in texture; it’s moist, dense, and lemony good. You can read more about the Richardson Family Farm here.
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this savory Breakfast Sausage Bake from Wheeler Farm will get your day started off on the right foot. Karen Wheeler likes to bring this casserole to family gatherings during the holidays and also serves it to the people who have worked the overnight shift at their sugarhouse during maple season. Karen says that a drizzle of maple syrup on this dish brings it to a whole new level of yum!
What started as a staple of Southern cuisine has now become a favorite throughout the country, especially in Cabot country. Our farm families and Cabot fans everywhere love this recipe for Pimento Cheese. I love its versatility. It’s a perfect appetizer to make for guests, whether you spread it on crackers or serve it with fresh veggies. But don’t stop there. If you’re a fan of grilled cheese sandwiches, you’ll love the bold new flavor that a Pimento grilled cheese offers.
There are some days when only a hot bowl of soup will do. This recipe for Tomato-Cheddar Soup is so easy to prepare, but it is incredibly tasty; it has become a staple at my house. I like to serve it with a salad for a lighter meal, but when only comfort food will do, it pairs perfectly with a hot grilled cheese sandwich.
What would a Cabot Cookbook be without a great basic recipe for Macaroni and Cheese? Here is one to get your started. Once you’ve tried this traditional preparation, the sky’s the limit on where it goes from here. Each of Cabot’s farm families has their own favorite version, whether they use Cabot Horseradish Cheddar, add fresh garden veggies, or lighten it up using Cabot’s Sharp Light Cheddar.
Treat yourself to the Cabot Creamery Cookbook, but don’t forget to get a few extra. It will make your holiday shopping a breeze.
Happy holidays to you and your family from all of us at Cabot!
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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.