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Watch It: The CSA Cookbook Trailer

Official video trailer for The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly

Yes, it’s a thing… commercials for cookbooks, and I’m so happy to share the official trailer for The CSA Cookbook with you!

This last year has been one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences of my life, and it’s so fun to look back on the process. All those hours spent in the kitchen, on the computer, in the dirt, harvesting, cooking, and testing hundreds of pounds of food. (Not to mention eating… I don’t even want to think how many meals made it into my belly in the name of recipe testing!)

I’m so thankful the opportunity for the book came when it did. It appeared at a time in my life when I felt like I finally zeroed in on what I’m truly passionate about: growing, cooking, and learning about food, and getting to share my discoveries with you.

The CSA Cookbook was inspired by this blog and that means all of you had a part in the project, for which I’m ever grateful. Cheers, friends! You keep me curious and energized every single day.

And mad props to my multitalented husband, Will Taylor, who had never filmed (much less edited) a video until a few weeks ago. (You know, when I approached him with this “little idea.”) If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it appears on the cover alongside mine. Will was also the photographer for my book! I am a lucky, lucky girl.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »

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    Cynthia
    April 4, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Your video is great – interesting, upbeat, and filled with beautiful images. Kudos to you and Will. It has been a pleasure to read your blog and try your recipes. I really appreciate your “organic” approach to gardening and have enjoyed reading your recommendations. My garden will never be as magical as yours, but every year presents new possibilities. Congratulations and best wishes on your book launch!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      April 9, 2015 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Cynthia! And all gardens are magical, no matter how small, weedy, or messy they might be. 🙂

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    Vera Greutink
    April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The video is beautiful! I love the idea of “top to tail” vegetable cooking!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      April 9, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Thank you Vera!

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    The Other Sarah Raven
    March 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This is awesome I loved the video, and I can’t wait till I try some of your recipes with my homegrown veggies.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 30, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you! Here’s to a bountiful spring and summer for you!

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    ChrisandLeona Roux
    March 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Great video … Looking forward to my Cookbook.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      If we visit, we might end up staying. 😉

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    Sylvie
    March 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Great job…One critic if I may, the back ground music is too loud, I am sure there is a way to fix that. Can’t wait for my book 🙂

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks for the feedback! We’ll make some adjustments and see how they sound.

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    Isis Loran
    March 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Oh this has made me even more excited! Love the trailer, great job Linda!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you Isis!

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    Misti
    March 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Love it! For a first timer, your husband did great.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you! I’ll pass it on to him. 🙂

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    MaoMaoKitty
    March 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Love it! Super cute pup at the end too 🙂 I’ll be heading out to Word, my lovely local bookshop here in Jersey City, to order a copy this week. I can’t wait to learn how to use the kale stems I’ve been dutifully cutting out for so long!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you for supporting your local bookstore and for supporting my book! 🙂

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    tah
    March 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Love the video, but the music in the background was so loud that I could not hear a word you said.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks for the feedback! We’ll play around with volume and see how it turns out.

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    Janet Roderick
    March 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I just received your cookbook and it is beautiful! I ordered 2, one for me and one for a gift. I can’t wait to read it (I read cookbooks like other people read novels) and to try your fabulous recipes. I love the video. It is beautiful, professional and a brilliant idea. Thank you for doing what you do and sharing it with us.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      I appreciate your kind comment and especially your thoughtfulness to gift a book to someone else! I hope you’ll enjoy reading and cooking from it!

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    Peggy Zortman
    March 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Great video! Can’t wait to try some of the recipes! Come on summer! And love that little pugger face.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      She stole the show, for sure. 🙂

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    Karen
    March 26, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Gorgeous! Nicely shot. Can’t wait to try your recipes!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you Karen!

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    Sonja
    March 26, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Wow, seriously beautiful video! This is your husband’s first video?! Unbelievable. And that shot of your pug melted my heart <3

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks so much Sonja! And yes, the hubby shot it single-handedly… he already has ideas for future videos now that he’s gotten the hang of it somewhat. 😉

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