Family, Food and Farming: Choice Ingredients to Live By

Chris Fischer knows Martha’s Vineyard well. The family homestead, Beetlebung Farm, is the primary subject of Mr. Fischer’s new book, The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook. The cookbook, which in between recipes is filled with essays about family and farming, demonstrates Beetlebung's profound impact on him.

Farm to Typewriter; An Essayist's Menu

My grandfather was ninety-six years old when he died. He tripped, a bucket of fertilizer in one hand and a shovel in the other, leaving him no way to break his fall.

Going Cuckoo for Kale

Catherine Walthers digs deep into the richness that is kale in her new cookbook Kale, Glorious Kale.

Farm to Cookbook for Do It Yourself Dining

Morning Glory Farm introduces its second cookbook with a reading on Tuesday at the farm stand. "In this book, vegetables are the stars," said Jim Athearn.

Sowing Seeds of Change; On Screen, At the Dinner Table and On the Farm

Film producer and environmental advocate Laurie David has a new message: cook or be cooked. Her latest documentary, Fed Up, was produced with longtime news anchor Katie Couric.

Cooking It Up the Vineyard Way

Longtime Island resident Jane Farrow has written an Island cookbook. It is filled with recipes for the sophisticated dishes that Jane and her late husband, Ted, used to serve at their Chilmark dinner parties.

Down on Green Island Farm: Susie Middleton Pens Third Cookbook

Susie Middleton, farmer, chef, food magazine editor, photographer, cookbook author and Vineyard resident, moved to the Island in 2008. Today, she is the owner of Green Island Farm in West Tisbury and just published her third book, Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories.

Two-Stepping? It’s Easy Cooking Green

FAST FRESH & GREEN: More Than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers. By Susie Middleton, photographs by Ben Fink. Chronicle Books, April 2010. $24.95 in softcover.

Vineyard Love Story, Scrapbook In Form of Home Port Cookbook

Home Port Cookbook: > Beloved Recipes from Martha’s Vineyard. By Will Holtham with A. D. Minnick, Photography by Mike Buytas, Illustrations by Susan Tobey White, Lyons Press, $19.95

French Seasoning for the Kitchen Shelf

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search For Jewish Cooking In France by Joan Nathan of Washington, D.C., and Chilmark, is a delectable-looking cookbook with hundreds of delicious recipes. And, best of all, since many of them come from the hot climates of southern France and North Africa, you’re sure to be able to find in it just what you want to serve at a mid-summer Island dinner party.