The official cookbook of Agricola, the celebrated farm-to-table restaurant in Princeton, NJ.
Taking its name from the Latin for “farmer,” Agricola is a community-minded eatery in Princeton, New Jersey, offering locally sourced food in a warm, stylish atmosphere. It’s a farm-supported restaurant with its heart in the right place—and now, a cookbook with 100 inspired recipes, including Sweet Corn Soup with Bacon and Smoked Paprika Oil, Flatiron Steak with Green Garlic Gremolata and a kale salad so good it puts other kale salads to shame. Along with his talented kitchen staff, executive chef Josh Thomsen, a French Laundry alum, presents soups, salads, starters, preserves, braised and roasted meats, desserts, brunch dishes, signature cocktails and more. From spicy mushroom flatbread crowned with a sunny fried egg to warm Granny Smith apple bread pudding, the recipes are accessible and totally appealing. Despite its official nickname, the Garden State, New Jersey is still in the early stages of its farm-to-table scene. The people behind Agricola are out to change all that. Along with its own 112-acre Great Road Farm supplying the restaurant (and enthusiastic downtown Princeton CSA customers) with a variety of seasonal produce, chicken and eggs, Agricola supports New Jersey foragers, specialty growers and local family farms. Farmer Steve Tomlinson takes us for a tour around the farm, sharing his wisdom and insight from a handful of seeds to bushels of full-grown squash.