A new “market edition” of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” is now on sale for $20 (including sales tax) at the market, which meets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Central Park, Third and C streets.
This spiral-bound edition of the award-winning cookbook is available only at the market shed during market hours. Debit and credit cards are accepted, and the market has two ATMs so shoppers can get cash.
Copies of the original version of the cookbook (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) are available at The Avid Reader, Ace Hardware, the Davis Food Co-op and UC Davis Stores.
Market manager Randii MacNear says the spiral binding on the new edition makes the cookbook easy to use in the kitchen.
“Many home cooks like cookbooks that lie flat when they cook,” she says. “I like having two copies of this cookbook — one for my cookbook collection, and a kitchen copy for when I cook from the book.”
The cookbook, authored by Ann Evans and Georgeanne Brennan, takes a seasonal approach with its recipes and bases them on ingredients that can be found at farmers markets.
It has won three awards: first place for nonfiction in the Writer’s Digest 2012 Contest for Self-Published books; first place in the 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the Regional Cookbook category; and first place in the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the regional cookbook category.