My first cookbook From the Cook’s Garden was published in 2003, with recipes from our farm in Vermont and the seed catalog we started in 1984. This was followed by The Vermont Cheese Book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, The Vermont Country Store Cookbook, and most recently, The New Heirloom Garden. Here’s a short description of each.
The New Heirloom Garden
Penguin Random House | ISBN# 1-63565-083-9 | Order Here.
“Ogden’s earthy sensibility is well-conveyed in vivid color photographs. Perfect for cooks and gardeners alike, this useful look at vintage varieties puts a fresh shine on an old subject.“ – Publisher’ s Weekly Review, January 2021.
In my new book, you’ll learn what to plant for the best tasting heirloom vegetables, the most fragrant flowers, old-fashioned herbs, and fruit for your own heirloom garden. Be inspired by the historic garden designs and heirloom recipes to give you fresh ideas for cooking and eating from seed to table.
Includes interviews with seed saving experts, and practical techniques for designing and maintaining your garden. Plant an heirloom garden to bring the past into the future, become a seed saver, and enjoy the benefits of growing your own food with style and ease. Full-color photographs by Matthew Benson. Link to read more.
The Complete Kitchen Garden
Stewart, Tabori & Chang | Order Here.
My most popular to date, five printing and over 10K copies sold, this book gives you the templates and techniques for how to create a kitchen garden that is more than a place to grow food. With 15 original kitchen garden designs inspired by my love of the European potager style, paired with 100 of my favorite recipes, you will find this book makes it easy to plant a seed, watch it grown, then enjoy the harvest. Link to read more.
From the Cook’s Garden
Harper Collins Cookbooks | No longer in print
For two decades our Vermont farm hosted an open house for gardeners to visit our 10-acre farm, to savor our organic vegetables, meet our two children, and a bevy of farm animals. Many of the recipes I wrote for our seed catalog featured in this book, which is now out of print, yet we can sometimes find copies on used book sites, including Amazon.
Published in 2003, this was my first cookbook, with recipes and stories woven together about our family seed catalog, The Cook’s Garden. Illustrated with color woodcut illustrations by Vermont artist, Mary Azarian add extra charm.
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook
Grand Central Publishing | Order Here.
In Weston, Vermont, the iconic Vermont Country Store has become a destination for anyone traveling through Vermont and desiring a piece of country life. Working with archival recipes, along with my co-author, we devised 85 original recipes, with plenty of Orton family history and photos.
Gloriously photographed by Matthew Benson this hardcover beauty is a gorgeous tribute to Vermont and Yankee ingenuity.
The Vermont Cheese Book
Countryman Press | 2017 | Out of Print
Inspired by a local dairy farm, I was curious to learn more about artisan cheese making.
Following the Vermont Cheese Trail to visit 45 Vermont cheesemakers this book is a detailed looked at how they make cheese, and how the taste of the cheese reflects the unique geography and personality of each cheesemaker and their flock.