June 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- Executive Chef Jeff Rossman’s farm-to-table cookbook-come-love story to local growers, From Terra’s Table: New American Food Fresh From Southern California’s Organic Farms (Chefs Press, 2010), adds a new honor to its list of accolades. The San Diego Book Awards Association just named the tome Best Cookbook 2011 in the Seventeenth Annual San Diego Book & Writing Awards, tying with Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen.
From Terra’s Table was a labor of love, written not only for home cooks, but in homage to the growers who labor so we can eat healthfully,” said Rossman, who also owns Terra American Bistro. “We're humbled to be recognized by the San Diego Book Awards Association for this.”
From Terra’s Table contains just over 200 pages of wine- and beer-paired recipes from Rossman’s 14 years of professional cooking, first for Terra Restaurant in uptown San Diego’s Hillcrest and, now, Terra American Bistro in San Diego’s East College Area. Rossman also highlights the stories of the local growers and artisans from which he sources and outlines resources for food activism and advocacy.