The Elliott Homestead Family Table
I’m Shaye Elliott, and I want to share 75 of my favorite recipes with you—each one developed to utilize ingredients that we produce right here on our farm. The recipes are favorites because I love to make them and because my family loves to eat them (and I know y’all and your families will too!).
Farm-to-table for every meal is no longer an impossible dream—as we set out to prove to ourselves just a few years ago. Of course, not everyone can choose to labor on the land as we do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare fresh-from-the field meals from organically grown, locally raised, thoughtfully sourced products.
That’s what Family Table is all about. (Forget expensive, exotic ingredients or fancy preparation techniques— Mama ain’t got time for that.) This book is about reviving easy, traditional food preparations for a more flavorful, and healthy, future. It’s about sharing and enjoying the fruits of our labors with those we love—and those we don’t even know yet.
OVER 75 AMAZING RECIPES
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Made the beet soup and the poached eggs breakfast broth last week, both DELICIOUS!”
“Made the chicken tortilla soup for dinner and it was a HUGE hit with the kiddos! Lovely fresh colors and flavors from the garden!”
“I’m so grateful for this cookbook! It made our dinner tonight a beautiful memory, not something that was just haphazardly thrown together before rushing my kids off to bed (because we got home late and had no plans for and no leftovers for dinner). I’d been wanting to make your Crusty ‘Ol Browns all week but we ran out of potatoes, and then I just didn’t have the time with all our appointments this week. But tonight, I made them, along with your Berry Ice Cream recipe and we had a delicious meal that we all sat down and enjoyed, laughed over and just took our time. I wasn’t stressed because I was having to scrounge to get something on the table, I enjoyed the process and my boys both helped me. It was wonderful. I was sitting there watching my boys laugh and eat with my husband (who, I might add, loved both recipes. He can be difficult to impress sometimes and isn’t very fond of my healthy desserts so that was a huge plus!). Anyway, I read bits of Stuart’s forward, and parts of things you have said Shaye, go through my head and I was just so grateful. Thank you both for all you do. You really have helped my family a lot with your recipes. I’m not an experienced cook, and I get overwhelmed and stuck in ruts, but we’ve been eating better because of your book, and your other recipes, and I’ve been loving cooking new foods!“