Book Giveaway: Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook


My friends from Sasquatch Books volunteered to giveaway one of their treasure trove of books to a lucky Cookus Interruptus subscriber.

(Sasquatch has published a brand new, fully-revised 4th edition (yes FOUR) of Feeding the Whole Family which arrives soon. Right now Amazon has an incredible pre-sale price at a 40% savings (whoa) so you might want to grab one.)

For today, however, we offer you a crack at winning the recently debuted Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook.

The year-round Portland Farmers Market is  consistently named among North America’s Top Ten. This cookbook has 100, seasonally organized recipes for every meal of the day, stories of the market’s farmers and producers, shopping and cooking tips, and glorious color photography. Sweet!

Win this cookbook, grab a basket and go!

1. Be a subscriber of Cookus Interruptus Not a subscriber yet? Type your email address in the subscribe box right up there on the upper right corner of the whole website.  I check and reject any winner that’s not one of our subscribers.

2. Be a friend on Cookus Interruptus facebook. Not our facebook friend? Easy. Go to the Cookus Facebook page and click the thumbs up “like”.

3.  What’s your favorite thing to make with fresh sweet corn? I have a recipe for Corn Chowder where fresh cream, a little bacon (optional) and roasted poblanos are added. It’s heaven.. Okay.  YOUR TURN.   Type your answer as a comment to this post.

4. Contest ends at MIDNIGHT on Monday August 22 . PLEASE check your email on August 23. The junk mail folder and everything.  We’ve been having some trouble with lost emails to winners. The winners will be chosen by If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).

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Pre-order at 40% off!

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70 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook

  1. Nothing beats a fresh roasted corn salsa. All that wonderful roasted sweet corn combined with jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Yum!

    1. This summer I have become a big fan of cooking fresh corn in the microwave. Quick and delicious, and the silk slips off like magic.

  2. Corn salad with avocados corn,black beans ,cilantro and tiny grape tomatoes.
    It is the perfect summer salad .You do not need any dressing but a little salt and pepper. Perfect !

  3. I love fresh sweet corn with butter, salt and pepper served with grilled chicken. I also love sweet corn in a southwestern salad.

  4. I love fresh sweet corn kernels, cut off the cob, sauteed with sliced zucchini. simple and unbelievably tasty.

  5. We make a tomato stack with sliced heirloom tomatoes, lady peas, roasted corn removed from the cob (roast in the husks on the grill), bacon, and fried whole baby okra with a coating of double ground cornmeal in a light milk batter. We love to eat this on the patio watching the sunset.

  6. Corn on the cob, Jamaican style. Boiled with whole scotch bonnet peppers, cilantro, coconut milk, star anise, and onion. Delish!

  7. I like mine roasted “in the coals”! Buttered / Nude, Hot / Cold leftovers – None of that matters. A little brown from the heat, a little smoky from the fire. BEST EVER!

  8. My favorite corn recipe this summer is from Sunset magazine — fresh corn of the cob seared on the grill, mixed with chicken, avocado, green onions and dressed with a vinaigrette which has a dab of white miso in it. It is quite delicious. I’d love a cookbook. Please include me in your drawing.

  9. Fresh corn in the peak of summer is simply delicious! I like to saute spring onions in butter, add a little salt, and then brush onto grilled corn.

  10. I love it so much on the cob…along side a slice of tomato. Simple but nothing says summer better!! (Thanks for the reminder that I have a cob to enjoy!!)

  11. My favorite thing to cook with fresh sweet corn is “Mexican Street Corn On The Cob”. Grilling the corn until I get little charred on some of the kernels. Then, while still hot, rub with butter & sour cream. lastly I sprinkle on some chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper. Garnish with cilantro and some feta cheese. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  12. I like it picked fresh from the stalk and eaten right there. Yum! Never at it’s sweetest than then. Second best is taking it straight from the stalk to the barbecue, little bit of coconut oil and salt and cooked until a little caramelized.

  13. I don’t know what to call it, but I roast corn and put it in a pan with beans, peppers (bell & hot), zuc, and cheddar cheese (loads of spices). If I’m lucky, a bit of fresh cilantro. YUM. Can eat that all week for lunch.

  14. I cook 2 slices of bacon until crisp. Remove. Then, saute chopped onions until sweet, add clove of garlic. Then shuck corn into pan. Top with fresh basil or cilantro. It is truly delicious.

  15. I love to scrape/cut off all the corn from the cob, milk the pods and then put it all in the blender. Once it’s blended, I heat it on the stove with a little unsweetened almond milk and a pinch of coconut oil. So simple but so delicious!

  16. So many things are great with fresh corn, but a recent favorite is a zucchini frittata with added corn kernels.
    Sauteed onion etc in butter or bacon grease or oil, add corn. Mix shredded/salted/squeezed out zucchini, an egg, salt, pepper, freshly grated nutmeg, some Parmesan cheese or other.

    Mix into sauteed veggies, simmer a bit in covered skillet, remove lid, and broil til brown and sizzling thorough and done

  17. I use fresh corn kernels to sprinkle on Mexican pizza! Goes well with salsa and Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeños and black beans. We will also put slices avocados on just before serving. Yum!

  18. Corn and Orzo salad! It’s my favorite every summer, especially when I get some of my stepdad’s homegrown tomatoes to add in. Delicious!

  19. Oh, yum!!
    So many great ideas in the comments…

    First chance at having it for the season is always just corn on the cob! Love it off the grill, but steamed will do, or cooked in a campfire… Buttered, salt, maybe some smoked paprika or garlic powder or Parmesan…

    Eventually, other things… The first recipe that came to mind when reading the contest entry rules was a stuffed jalapeño recipe with sweet corn (removed from cob, obviously), cream cheese, sharp cheddar, green onions… Stuffed into jalapeños with seeds removed, cooked on the grill. Yum.

  20. My favorite thing to do with fresh sweet corn is to grill it and top it with lots of butter and whatever fresh herbs are in my garden! And also corn chowder, with corn stock made from the cobs 🙂

  21. For me there’s nothing better than simple corn on the cob-doesn’t even need salt or butter-just the sweet taste of corn.

  22. Iost often just make a quick corn salad but my favorite thing to make is sweet corn tamales. Corn, cream, green chillies, so good.

  23. Corn on the cob, either microwaved or boiled and eaten naked, no butter, no salt, just wonderful fresh sweet corn. Love it!

  24. My favorite thing to do with corn fresh from the garden is to throw it on the grill while bbqing locally sourced pork. After steaming in its husk for a while, opening it up and exposing the kernels to the grill to infuse smokiness and a bit of char. The corn needs no salt, butter or other seasonings!! It is the epitome of summer!

  25. Straight up corn on cob after brief boil – alittle butter too. Then all left overs get corn cut off and put in refrigerator for next day – sprinkle on salads with fresh tomatoes from garden.

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