I have fond memories of gathering wild mushrooms with my Polish grandmother when I was a kid, so maybe that's where my interest in growing and picking wild and fresh food comes from. Thirty five years ago, my husband and i moved down the road from a pick your own farm in suburban Maryland and most of my cooking revolved around what ever was in season. Starting with strawberries, then sour cherries, and then the best of all - blackberries and peaches, I loved making fruit tarts and cobblers. Finally, the long awaited tomatoes would ripen and the rest of the summer meals would usually include some kind of vegetable or two from Homestead Farm.
I could read recipes for hours and the best thing about Food 52 is being able to read comments from cooks who experiment and try things out and let you know how it tasted.