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How do I love thee, veggies? April Bloomfield counts the ways

April Bloomfield“Not even the juiciest steak or crispiest pig’s ear gets me happy like nice peas,” says legendary chef April Bloomfield, of The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, in the introduction to her new cookbook.

It’s a fitting (and tasty) start to A Girl and Her Greens, out today, which reads like a sonnet composed to confess a life-long love affair with vegetables, from dreaming about watercress to pining over artichokes. (All of that embedded, of course, into pages and pages of gorgeous, mouth-watering recipes.)

Here, we share some of Bloomfield’s most incredibly endearing and amusing declarations of produce passion. —Lisa Elaine Held

(Photo: David Loftus, A Girl and Her Greens)

Check out A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden, here.