"This book does what so many attempt and subsequently fail at: celebrating seasonal, fresh, local food in a way that's simple and elegant and realistic for home cooks. Chef Chris Fischer is a man who loves raw ingredients as much as he loves the finished dishes, and that's what makes the book so much fun to read."—Bon Appétit
"Whether it's a simple grilled corn and potato salad or a menu for a full-on lobster feast, this beautiful book and its envy-inducing photographs will bring a little New England-style rustic chic to any outdoor dinner party (and indoor ones, too)."
—Wall Street Journal
"[Beetlebung Farm is] the perfect place . . . A little slice of Eden, right here in New England."
"A perfect postcard of all things Martha's Vineyard."
—The Boston Globe
"This delightful collection of simply cooked meals is a year-long culinary journal that celebrates the seasons of the farm and the abundance that it produces. His dishes are immensely appealing and will inspire longing for the summer harvest...a must-have for every cook interested in simple yet flavorful food that's guaranteed to please."
"Chris Fischer is a cook who farms, a grower who is a talented chef-an unusual but brilliant combination. His recipes are pared down. They elegantly celebrate ingredients without getting preachy or precious. He writes straightforward directions for dishes you want to eat, and writes his stories in this deeply personal journal of his year in the unique place he calls home." —April Bloomfield, from the Foreword
"As both farmer and cook, Chris Fischer connects his stewardship of the land directly to the kitchen with beautiful, real food." —Alice Waters
"At Beetlebung Farm on Martha's Vineyard, my friend Chris Fischer transforms nature's bounty into unforgettable yet accessible meals-the elevated simple food I love to eat."
—Mario Batali, Chef, Restauranteur, Entrepreneur
"Fischer has a knack for using ingredients to their best advantage, as well as for making small, subtle tweaks that transform ordinary dishes."
"Beautiful... The recipes are simple and clean, easy to execute with confidence."
"This is a magical book about coming home to Martha's Vineyard in time to savor the last years of a beloved grandfather's farming life. Chris Fischer's stories of fishing, hunting, farming, and cooking evoke the simplicity and the complexity of a rural life, and how the quiet sophistication of this natural world follows him in his pursuit of memorable meals. As in the books of M.F.K. Fisher, these recipes emerge from the stories, and you feel the presence of the cook at the table. Chris is an out of the box talent: a true individual, a fine chef, and a resonant writer. This is a book to cherish and read again and again." —Michael Van Valkenburgh, award-winning landscape architect