Ellen’s Books

Cookbook author and garden designer, ELLEN ECKER OGDEN is the author of five books, including the following:

kitchen garden Cover copyThe Complete Kitchen Garden

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.

From the Cook’s Garden

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

From The Cooks Garden

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.”

The book is now out of print, but you can still order it online through Amazon used books. From The Cook’s Garden is based on the seed catalog that I co-founded in 1985, now owned by WA Burpee Seed catalog.


The Vermont Cheese BookThe Vermont Cheese Book

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.