Things have been a little nutso lately, and I completely blanked on telling you where I got the recipe for homemade crackers. Sunset, naturally. It's from their new book called The One-Block Feast.
A couple years ago, Sunset's food editor Margo True was kind enough to invite me down to the Sunset ranch for an al fresco lunch that inspired the original One-Block feast article. Let me tell you, eating cucumber deviled eggs as the chickens that laid the eggs softly clucked nearby was quite the treat. And that was only the first course. It was a warm, slow, languid afternoon of inspiring food and conversation as we moved from the garden to the wine cellar to the outdoor patio.
Now the Sunset team has turned the article into a book. And the particular greatness of this book is that it’s divided into seasons, and alongside each season’s recipes are garden plans for the season, as well as plant varieties and tips for planting, watering and harvesting – drawing from the long knowledge and experience of the their garden team.
They sent me a copy and I've already made a couple things: the crackers, and kale colcannon for St Paddy's Day. And it turns out you can get in on the action. The book just went on sale and to celebrate, Sunset is holding a DIY competition for gardener-entertainers. That’s you, right? You can get the details here but hurry, you only have a couple days to dream up your creative and tasty entry.