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Review and Giveaway! “Greenmarket to Gotham” by Chef Alfred Portale

October 21st, 2013 by Lisa

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 Monday, October 28, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your great comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Marcy!


Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!


Are you a “foodie”?   If you aren’t, the book I am reviewing today “Greenmarket to Gotham”,  just may turn you into one!  😉


From the “Greenmarket to Gotham” Press Release:

“Chef Alfred Portale of the highly acclaimed Gotham Bar and Grill teamed up with the farmers of the Union Square Greenmarket to create his recipe journal ‘Greenmarket to Gotham.’  Chef Portale was one of the first chefs to take advantage of all the fresh, seasonal produce the greenmarket has to offer.  Every summer, chef creates a weekly prix fixe all-vegetarian lunch menu showcasing a different farm’s ingredients.  10% of proceeds of this journal go to benefit GrowNYC. ” 


If you love using fresh ingredients, farmer’s market produce and lots and lot of colorful fruits and vegetables in your cooking, this is the book for you!  Chef Portale takes you through twelve weeks of his trips to the NYC Greenmarket and the 36 recipes he created around the produce he found.

Just some of the recipes Chef Portale shares in his book are:

  • Yogurt Parfait with Black Currants
  • Spaghetti Puttanesca with Chili Flakes
  • Baby Tuscan Kale Salad with Raspberries and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Lemon Aioli
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins, Beluga Lentils, and White Balsamic
  • Chilled Cucumber Soup with Summer Melon, Yogurt, Almonds, and Mint


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I must let you know that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, but there are many naturally gluten-free recipes here!  Several of the recipes can also be made to be gluten-free using gluten-free ingredients.

You can purchase “Greenmarket to Gotham” from The Gotham Bar and Grill website.

I am happy to be able to offer a free copy of “Greenmarket to Gotham” to one lucky reader!


This giveaway will run from today, (Monday, October 21, 2013) until Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2 pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.


Thanks so much for checking in and good luck!!!




47 Responses to “Review and Giveaway! “Greenmarket to Gotham” by Chef Alfred Portale”

  1. This book sounds lovely and for the way we should all eat today. Thank you for this giveaway.

  2. Beautiful cover and interesting-sounding book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. What a beautiful book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  4. I love cookbooks. This one looks fun and interesting!

  5. I would love this book – always seem to waste veggies so this book could really help

  6. Love cookbooks and new and exciting recipes!

  7. One can never have too many cookbooks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I reside in what has been called the farm-to-fork capital of America and would love some additional inspiration for my own kitchen via Chef Portale’s book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  9. “Greenmarket to Gotham” sounds like a beautiful book with wonderful recipes. I would love to win this cookbook…..thank you for the opportunity!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. thank you!

  12. Please enter me! Thanks!

  13. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  14. love to win /love your blog/thank you

  15. The cookbook looks really awesome and would be a wonderful addition to anyones collection. I love food and trying new recipes.

  16. I love the concept of Farmers Market to the table!

  17. This would be a great addition to add to my cookbooks. Thank you.

  18. This looks like a fascinating book!! Would love to have it!

  19. Yummy recipes! Thank you!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. This sounds like a great cookbook – Thanks!

  22. I am a farmer’s market fan — would love to check out this book!

  23. A lovely cookbook and would be nice to add to my other cookbooks. Thank you.

  24. My daughter became a vegetarian over the summer so I am looking for new recipes. Thanks.

  25. I am trying to make healthier meals and incorporate more veggies especially fresh. I would love the opportunity to read your book.

  26. I always learn something new when reading a cookbook and this would be a nice one to have.

  27. This cookbook sounds great. I’d love to have more recipes that use the abundance of vegetables that are still arriving from my CSA farmer.

    CSA is the acronym for community supported agriculture. CSAs are ah excellent way for consumers to directly purchase produce from local farmers.

  28. We’ve been trying to think of new, creative ways to cook our veggies – the smoothies and plain old salads are getting… well, old.

  29. This book sounds wonderful. Due to having Fibromyalgia & chronic pain & a few health problems I’m trying to cook more this way. My husband was able to retire early & we’ll be in Fl. for the winter, I prefer home (Maine) but his dream. There is a great weekly farmers mkt. near us. I plan on shopping there every week. This book would be a great way to try new recipes with everything I get.

  30. just makes me want to try everything in the book

  31. •Spaghetti Puttanesca with Chili Flakes caught my appetite! Would like to get the recipe (surrounded by the rest of the book).

    Thanks for the chance to win a winner!

  32. This book looks wonderful – I would love to win it. Thank you.

  33. Finally, a fresh-food book written for folks who do not live in FL, CA, HI, and other places where avocados grow outdoors! Want.

  34. I love the cover of this cookbook. It sounds fabulous! Would love to win. :-)

  35. I am always looking for new ways to use in-season vegetables and thereby use less meat at home. This book looks like it may inspire me to try a little harder!

  36. I always eat my vegetables first and would like to eliminate meat altogether! This book looks like it could help me achieve that goal!

  37. I’m still learning the “green market way”, this looks like a really helpful tool

  38. I really enjoy a new cookbook and always learn something new and interesting. Nice giveaway. Thank you.

  39. Definitely adding this to my “must read” list!

  40. This cookbook seems like a great help in using csa box each week. A must read addition.

  41. My sister-in-law works at the Greenmarket and with GrowNYC! Small world. :)

  42. Chef Portale has a recipe for Spaghetti Puttanesca with Chili Flakes? Puttanesca sauce is my favorite. I never thought of adding chili flakes. That sounds amazing!

  43. A very educational book to own. Thanks for the chance.

  44. Looks like a great book. Gotham bar and grill was where I first learned to be a foodie.

  45. Have a health nut for a husband.
    Our children have decided they like what he says about healthy eating.
    So I am always looking for ways to use fresh produce in my cooking.

  46. This would be great to get some new ideas to use up all the veggies I get every week.

  47. I love the restaurant! Love the GreenMarket. This book and I are a perfect match. <3