Fruitful Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US and Canada giveaway to win one of three copies of Fruitful: Sweet and Savoury Fruit Recipes Inspired by Farms, Orchards and Gardens by Sarah Johnson.

Sarah Johnson is a pastry chef who trained under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in San Francisco and currently splits her time between Spring Restaurant, London, and the much-feted Heckfield Place in Hampshire as Head of Pastry Development. Fruit and farms are central to Sarah’s food philosophy and she meets regularly with growers to source the finest fruit for delicious, accessible recipes.

Her debut cookbook Fruitful: Sweet and Savoury Fruit Recipes Inspired by Farms, Orchards and Gardens is a celebration of fruit, and all the glorious variety it can bring to our plates. It is a gorgeous book with stunning photography. The title is organized as follows: Citrus, Stalks & Shrubs, Berries, Stone Fruit, Other Orchard & Vine Fruit, Pome Fruit and ends with Dried Fruit. Sarah offers techniques for cooking with fruit as well as pairings that work well together. Included are plenty of jams, sorbets and ice creams! This is such a well-done book with a little something for everyone along with a wealth of information on fruitful cooking and baking.

Recipes include Lemon curd tart, Lemony chicken piccata, Pan-fried duck breast with blackcurrants and black pepper, Apricot and muscat tart, Braised pork shoulder with cider and caramelized apples, Cold cherries and soft almond cookies, and Hazelnut and pear cake with espresso. Two recipes are available online – Almond marmalade cake and Ginger cake with gooseberries and lemon cream. There are three fruit puddings available at The Times (UK) if you have a subscription.

Events: The author has events planned at:

  • Chez Panisse on June 6th where she will be serving dishes from the book
  • Gourmandise School Santa Monica on June 12th at 12pm there will be a farmer’s market tour, demo and signing
  • Omnivore Books on June 19th – an author talk
  • Ballymaloe on July 3rd – Sarah will be the guest chef and will be cooking these recipes from the book:
    • Honey yoghurt parfait with roasted blueberries and macerated strawberries
    • Almond cake with roasted apricots and candied rose
    • Blackcurrant jelly with crackers and St. Tola cheese
    • Savoury lemon chicken piccata

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

What is your favorite fruit to cook with?

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101 Comments

  • riley  on  May 15, 2024

    Peaches

  • JenjiD  on  May 15, 2024

    Peaches

  • jenmacgregor18  on  May 15, 2024

    Lemons

  • sarahawker  on  May 15, 2024

    Blueberries!

  • bching  on  May 15, 2024

    My favorite fruit to cook with is blueberries: they don’t need to be peeled and they smell heavenly as they heat up.

  • lean1  on  May 15, 2024

    Raspberries are the best!

  • laurencooks  on  May 15, 2024

    Lemons!

  • dbielick  on  May 15, 2024

    blueberries

  • hillsboroks  on  May 15, 2024

    I love to cook and bake with apricots.

  • KatieK1  on  May 16, 2024

    Cranberries

  • JRumi  on  May 16, 2024

    Apples

  • itssteph  on  May 16, 2024

    Oranges

  • matag  on  May 16, 2024

    Apples

  • janv  on  May 16, 2024

    peaches

  • Laluzdelaluna  on  May 16, 2024

    Apples!

  • mcrimmins  on  May 16, 2024

    Blueberries, Strawberries and Bing Cherries.

  • Kristjudy  on  May 16, 2024

    Peaches

  • dataentrytard  on  May 16, 2024

    Apples (for apple pies)

  • minbody  on  May 16, 2024

    Plums?

  • Elbyem  on  May 17, 2024

    Sour cherries

  • eggplantolive  on  May 17, 2024

    berries!

  • miggsy  on  May 17, 2024

    Apples

  • lselke  on  May 17, 2024

    I really adore apricots. I like how they transform from kind of ho-hum raw to lusciously sweet-tart in the oven.

  • Farmgirl6  on  May 18, 2024

    Sour cherries for the win!

  • hangryviking  on  May 18, 2024

    lemon or oranges. any citrus

  • virjeania  on  May 19, 2024

    Peaches so good

  • Ljhfike  on  May 19, 2024

    Cherries!

  • Babycarrot  on  May 20, 2024

    Black raspberries

  • laurenodell  on  May 20, 2024

    apples

  • rkosully  on  May 20, 2024

    Apples are my favorite fruit to cook with.

  • LeMinou  on  May 20, 2024

    Blueberries

  • Karla123  on  May 20, 2024

    I love to bake with blueberries.

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  May 21, 2024

    Raspberries!

  • skvalentine  on  May 21, 2024

    I love cooking with citrus fruits!

  • crimsonandclover  on  May 21, 2024

    Lemons!

  • Starry_Joce  on  May 23, 2024

    My favorite fruit to cook or bake with is bananas or apples.

  • Maryd8822  on  May 23, 2024

    peaches!

  • AArgersi  on  May 24, 2024

    100% Peaches!

  • itadakimasu  on  May 24, 2024

    Peaches, since i have a peach tree

  • Judegreb  on  May 24, 2024

    Lemons!

  • Judegreb  on  May 24, 2024

    Love lemons!

  • Phyllogirl14  on  May 24, 2024

    Blueberries

  • gardeninggal  on  May 24, 2024

    Blueberries

  • BMeyer  on  May 24, 2024

    blueberries

  • ravensfan  on  May 24, 2024

    Peaches

  • Susan5182  on  May 24, 2024

    Lemons

  • jiladan  on  May 24, 2024

    Strawberry

  • LaurenE  on  May 24, 2024

    strawberries

  • ktrum7  on  May 25, 2024

    peaches!

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  May 25, 2024

    Most of them! I use apples most often, but peaches, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, and plums are all favorites.

  • Leonard5854  on  May 25, 2024

    Apples!

  • inflytur  on  May 25, 2024

    Apples, there is just so much that one can do with them in both sweet and savory recipes.

  • kula  on  May 25, 2024

    Marionberries

  • mpdeb98  on  May 26, 2024

    apples

  • lookitstracey  on  May 26, 2024

    Lemons!

  • Redrevenge  on  May 26, 2024

    I love cooking with cherries!

  • leilx  on  May 27, 2024

    Sour cherries!

  • banba1  on  May 27, 2024

    That is tough! Probably blueberries. But love peaches, plums, and apricots in baked goods as well…and cherries …

  • vickster  on  May 28, 2024

    Rhubarb! it is a rare treat and I try to keep it growing in my garden.

  • oduong930  on  May 29, 2024

    lemons

  • Silvia.gil  on  May 30, 2024

    Blueberries

  • Lafauvette  on  May 30, 2024

    blackberries

  • tucsonsandy  on  May 30, 2024

    Lemons

  • Gramthecook  on  May 30, 2024

    Peaches

  • ChicagoJen  on  May 30, 2024

    apples

  • Laura1  on  May 30, 2024

    apples

  • ChefClaireFVS  on  May 30, 2024

    sour cherries

  • hmckimmey  on  May 31, 2024

    peaches in the summer, apples in the fall

  • Jenjeanh  on  May 31, 2024

    I need this book to use up my yard full of apples, plums, currants and Saskatoons (serviceberries) at least I hope there are recipes for those
    I will be trying the online marmalade almond cake recipe first

  • fadoum  on  May 31, 2024

    Strawberries

  • Lipchick  on  May 31, 2024

    strawberries

  • sarahteertzah  on  May 31, 2024

    Peaches

  • cadfael  on  May 31, 2024

    apples

  • cadfael  on  May 31, 2024

    apples

  • Kellieei  on  May 31, 2024

    Figs

  • Lora724  on  June 1, 2024

    For baking. Lemons!

  • Jrance  on  June 1, 2024

    Rhubarb

  • TBipp  on  June 1, 2024

    Plums

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  June 2, 2024

    apricots

  • hibeez  on  June 2, 2024

    Peaches from our trees!!

  • emartini68  on  June 2, 2024

    I love cooking with all fruit – but apples are top.

  • abdouglass  on  June 2, 2024

    Peaches are the best to cook and bake with!

  • LSanders  on  June 2, 2024

    Cherries!

  • demomcook  on  June 2, 2024

    Apricots

  • elysedc  on  June 3, 2024

    I use lemons in eeeeverything

  • Amann  on  June 3, 2024

    I love to cook with stone fruits.

  • Shelley.b  on  June 4, 2024

    Sour cherries

  • offenbach  on  June 5, 2024

    Plums!

  • CLX  on  June 7, 2024

    Meyer lemons

  • hrk  on  June 7, 2024

    Huckleberries

  • AnnaZed  on  June 8, 2024

    Blood Oranges

  • dtremit  on  June 8, 2024

    I love cooking with pineapple!

  • artthecat  on  June 9, 2024

    red raspberries

  • roxlet  on  June 11, 2024

    Apricots

  • sarah3079  on  June 14, 2024

    Looking for any cherry recipes!

  • debbiehb  on  June 15, 2024

    Apples

  • roseryan1972  on  June 15, 2024

    Apples are so cozy and welcoming

  • PumpkinTravels  on  June 17, 2024

    Peach

  • PumpkinTravels  on  June 17, 2024

    Peaches

  • PumpkinTravels  on  June 17, 2024

    Blueberries

  • PumpkinTravels  on  June 17, 2024

    Apricots

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