You hold in your hands a unique hybrid document, homemade here in Santa Cruz,
California. It was born as a series of posters emulating the classic children’s introduction to the alphabet, substituting vegetables for the usual animals or toys. The
book plates are hand-painted in sign enamels on 24 by 36 inch aluminum panels,
using traditional sign painters tools and techniques.
Once the project was begun, our love for good food had us thinking that it could
be more, so we had our brilliant chef daughter, Ashley, create recipes centered on
each vegetable featured in the individual posters.
Some are Ashley’s take on straightforward classic dishes, while others are her own
creations from starting point of the unusual ingredients. All are designed to be
healthy, satisfying dishes as written, but each one is also ready for your variations
to transform them into your own new family recipes and traditions.