"The North Market Cookbook is fun to look at, fun to read, and filled with eclectic recipes that reflect the diversity of the Market and the unexpected bounty of central Ohio. Recipes include heartland-grown popcorn, market-inspired Pad Thai, a "Buckeye Banana Split" made with Jeni's locally-churned ice creams, and even a champagne cocktail made with local blackberries. Recipe by recipe, Michael Turback's cookbook captures the epicurean ambiance of this historic market."
— Molly O'Neill, Columbus native, former New York Times food columnist, and author of One Big Table, A Well-Seasoned Appetite, The Pleasure of Your Company, and The New York Cookbook
“Looking for a new cookbook to bring home? Check out North Market's new cookbook, full of more than 100 delicious recipes that bring to life the tastes and smells of our city's oldest market. The cookbook includes many recipes for foods you'll find in the market, as well as seasonal recipes from local chefs that celebrate the history and tradition of North Market.”
— Leah Wolf, Edible Columbus
“The North Market Cookbook is a remarkable testament to both the abundant local food products and the culinary talent in Central Ohio — a 'must have' book to add to your collection.”
— Betty Rosbottom, Columbus culinary pioneer and author of Sunday Soup, Sunday Brunch, and Sunday Roasts
“An entirely suitable tribute to its namesake, the North Market Cookbook is filled with all manner of delicious foods, colorful characters and culinary inspiration. In addition to the dozens of tempting recipes, the book also serves as an excellent introduction to the people who have made the Market into the institution that it is today, and who have eagerly shared their passion for food.”
— Bethia Woolf, Columbus Food Adventures
“If you have a favorite restaurant in town and a favorite North Market vendor then you are guaranteed to find a recipe that you will want to make and more importantly, that you will be able to make. Nothing is overly complicated or driven by extreme ingredients. If you are a North Market regular this cookbook would be a good fit for your bookshelf or kitchen counter.”
— Jim Ellison, CMH Gourmand
“I'm a regular shopper of the North Market but learned more about my favorite vendors through the details in this book than I could in a shopping exchange. The pairing of producer profiles, information about seasonal, local ingredients, and detailed recipes by central Ohio chefs makes for a delicious read indeed.”
— Rachel Tayse Baillieul, Harmonious Homestead
“This cookbook represents the wide variety and unique character that is the North Market. The merchants’ personal stories interwoven within its pages create a special connection between the people and the recipes to be prepared and enjoyed.”
— Cameron Mitchell, President and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
“Filled with colorful photographs, the book lets readers recreate some of the Market’s offerings, and chefs with a reverence for the landmark offer recipes for transforming seasonal ingredients into tasty dishes.”
— Lauren Cohen, Ohio Magazine
“The breezy-to-peruse North Market Cookbook is not only packed with enticing vendor-favorite recipes (e.g. Nida’s beloved pad Thai and Pure Imagination’s great hot chocolate), it’s also equipped with cocktail ideas and market ingredient-driven chefs recipes from places like Basi Italia and Spagio. The icing on this 214-page, user-friendly cake? Personal stories of the Market’s vendors and farmers.”
— G.A. Benton, Columbus Alive
"The North Market Cookbook blends narrative and functionality in a perfect smoothie of entertainment and how-to. This is a second run at a Market-focused tome; the first one hit the streets in 2008 and was written and compiled by local writer Robin Davis. Beard Award-winning journalist Davis returns to write the foreword for the latest edition, writing a love letter to the deserving food hub. This is a book that is as much fun to peruse as it is to use for menu-planning. Get the backstories of the full-of-heart vendors and enjoy the talents of chefs and mixologists from all over the city as they take Market victuals and turn them into unforgettable plates and quaffs."
— Kim Leddy, (614) Magazine
"The stories about the farmers and food vendors are wonderful and inspiring to read. The North Market Cookbook is a great piece of Columbus food culture and a fantastic reminder of the people (and food) that make this city great!"
— Courtney Denning, Cbus 52: Columbus in a Year
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