A New Pastoral | 8
In this issue, Ann has composed a picnic menu that is compact when it comes to packing up and bountiful enough in items that may require two baskets and a few hands if you also bring a bottle of wine or beer and glassware. Regardless if you find that special spot under an oak tree or on a hill with a spectacular view, you can always make your own picnic right where you are. Just step outside.
Jewel box eggs • Vibrant green Soup • Forest rye bread • Somersault salad • Cartwheel tart • Ginger lily pad cookies
Home cooking, delicious recipes, kitchen gardens, and elegant country style. In their quarterly journal, Ann and Glenn Suokko share seasonal recipes and stories from their home in Woodstock, Vermont. Each 32-page plus cover booklet is full of rich imagery devoted to a single theme.
Ann Billings Suokko is recipe editor and writer for A New Pastoral.
Ann is responsible for preparing our recipes and styling the dishes presented online at A New Pastoral, as well as those in A New Pastoral’s quarterly journal, where she expands upon them with additional context, family stories, and advice for these classic cooking techniques. Ann’s cooking is based on old family recipes that go back several generations in Vermont, which she likes to enhance with a lively new essence. Inspired by the beautiful meals prepared by good friends, Ann learned to cook through experience in her own home kitchen, by sharing recipes with friends and family, and through nurturing two children—teaching them to cook with fresh-picked ingredients from their family’s own gardens and fields in Woodstock, Vermont. Since 1991 Ann has worked with her husband, Glenn Suokko, to create books on food, art, design, and lifestyle.
Glenn Suokko is creative director and writer for A New Pastoral.
Through his photography, writing, and design, Glenn’s goal for A New Pastoral is to portray the beauty of Vermont’s country lifestyles, both online and in our quarterly printed journal. Glenn’s recent book projects include Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017) and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016). He was also the coauthor, photographer, and designer of A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009) and Pastoral, the original printed journal that he created with Ann from 2005 to 2012. Glenn is also creative director for Valise Print Artisans, a publisher and seller of books on art, design, gardens, and lifestyle.