marlene lopez

Born in South Korea, Mi Ae Lipe grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she first became interested in food and gardening. A self-taught artist and illustrator, she lived and worked in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 13 years.Her first book,  Tastes from Valley to Bluff: The Featherstone Farm Cookbook, was published in 2008. She now works as a freelance book editor, designer, and publications consultant. Her latest book is Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook (Twisted Carrot Publishing) is your guide to enjoying over 90 different crops grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms across North America. This is a comprehensive resource, whether you get your produce from a CSA box, farmers market, or grocery store. Arranged by season, Bounty from the Box contains over 350 delicious recipes. Far more than just a cookbook, Bounty also gives readers deep insight into what it takes to get food from seed to plate. It showcases exceptional American CSA farms that strengthen their communities by providing not just food but also employment, education, housing, environmental stewardship, compassion, and hope. And dozens of essays explore topics about farming, food politics, cooking, and nutrition.