It's been a long winter. If you're like many cooks who use the seasons as a guide, you're longing for something fresh.

Martha Holmberg's new book, "Fresh Food Nation" (Taunton Press, $22.95), is here to help, with recipes from farmers across the nation. From Radish Leaf Pesto with Linguini to Rustic Leek Tart, Beet and Kale Pizza to Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, these are dishes that make the most of the bounty that will be coming our way soon. It will have been worth the wait. Really.

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