Ellen’s Books

ELLEN ECKER OGDEN writes about food and gardens and is the author of five books, including:

kitchen garden Cover copyTHE COMPLETE KITCHEN GARDEN

Look Inside This Book

Published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
15 Illustrated Theme Gardens with 100 Recipes

In my newest book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, you can choose from 15 themed kitchen garden designs, with complete planting plans, plant suggestions and recipes to spark your appetite.

Beautifully illustrated with 300 color photographs to show you step by step how to design, plant and harvest from your kitchen garden. 2011. Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Imagine a kitchen garden that reflects your personalty and style, is easy to maintain and overflows with the most flavorful home grown food. This book is a true resource for anyone who loves to cook and garden.


Published with Harper Collins Publishers
125 seasonal recipes and stories about our farm.

From The Cooks Garden

The book is now out of print, but you can still order it online through Amazon used books. From The Cook’s Garden. It tells the story of our seed catalog, The Cook’s Garden, through recipes that were a main feature of the catalog and remarkable wood cut illustrations by Mary Azarian.

Deborah Madison, wrote in the forward to this book. ” Ellen Ogden’s recipes are one of the most delightful aspects of The Cooks Garden catalog. These recipes, which are entirely guided by the garden and choice of seeds that grow in it, bridge the gap between a dream on a page promised by a seed packet and how the seeds can be used in the kitchen.”



Published with Countryman Press

Tour Guide to Cheese Tasting and Selection

As a Vermonter, I am proud of our 42 cheese makers, and traveled the state to visit each and every one to write The Vermont Cheese Book published by Countryman Press,  I divided each chapter into counties, so when you visit Vermont you can both enjoy the landscape and taste the terroir. Color and black and white photos, paperback.  2007. Countryman Press. Read more here.