Andrea Chesman is the author of over twenty cookbooks and the editor of well over a hundred cookbooks and gardening books. The original edition of her cookbook The Vegetarian Grill was a 1999 James Beard Cookbook Award nominee and recipient of a 1999 National Barbecue Association Award of Excellence. Her recipes have also been published in The Best of Food & Wine and The Family Circle Good Cook’s Book, among other anthologies.
Chesman is a contributor to magazines and newspapers, including Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Organic Gardening, Natural Health, New England Monthly, The Burlington Free Press, Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, Edible Green Mountains and many other publications. She was contributing food editor for Vermont Life magazine for twelve years.
She also teaches and does cooking demonstrations and classes and has appeared at the Mother Earth News Fair, the Heritage Harvest Festival, the Bookmarks Festival of Books, the Boston Flower and Garden Show, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show and the Decatur Book Festival.
Chesman also indexes non-fiction books for book publishers and blogs and tweets about food and gardening.
Andrea Chesman lives in an old farmhouse in Ripton, Vermont. The poet Robert Frost used to rent the cottage across the street and took his meals at her house (before she lived there). She is married and has two grown children. She is a graduate of Cornell University.
The Pickled Pantry: From Apples to Zucchini, 185 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More. 2012. Storey Communications
The New Vegetarian Grill, Revised Edition: 250 Flame-Kissed Recipes for Fresh, Inspired Meals. 2011. Harvard Common Press
Recipes from the Root Cellar: 250 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Winter Vegetables. 2010. Storey Communications
Serving Up the Harvest: Celebrating the Goodness of Fresh Vegetables. 2007. Storey Communications
Mom's Best Crowd-Pleasers: 101 No-Fuss Recipes for Family Gatherings, Casual Get-Togethers & Surprise Company. 2006. Storey Communications
The Garden-Fresh Vegetable Cookbook. 2005. Storey Communications
Mom's Best One-Dish Suppers: 101 Easy Homemade Favorites, as Comforting Now as They Were Then. 2005. Storey Communications
The Roasted Vegetable: How to Roast Everything from Artichokes to Zucchini. 2002. Harvard Common Press
Mom's Best Desserts: 100 Classic Treats That Taste as Good Now as They Did Then. 2002. Storey Communications
The Vegetarian Grill: 250 Recipes for Inspired Flame-Kissed Meals. 1998. Harvard Common Press
366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans, and Grains. 1998. Penguin Group
Salad Suppers: Fresh Inspirations for Satisfying One-Dish Meals. 1997. Storey Communications
Simply Healthful Skillet Suppers. 1994. Storey Communications
Simply Healthful Pasta Salads. 1993. Storey Communications
The Great American Dessert Cookbook. 1990. Crossing Press
Sun-Dried Tomatoes. 1990. Crossing Press
Inventive Yankee. 1989. Rodale Press
Summer in a Jar: Making Pickles, Jams and More. 1985. Williamson Publishing
Salsas!. 1985. Crossing Press
Favorite Pickles & Relishes: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-91. 1984. Storey Communications
Pickles & Relishes: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Preserving the Harvest. 1983. Storey Communications
250 Treasured Country Desserts: Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried & True, Soul-Satisfying, Handed-Down Sweet Comforts. (co-author with Fran Raboff) 2009. Storey Communications
The Classic Zucchini Cookbook. (co-author with Nancy C. Ralston and Marynor Jordan) 2002. Storey Communications
Sauces for Pasta!. (co-author with Kristie Trabant) 1990. Crossing Press
Salad Dressings!. (co-author with Jane Dieckmann) 1987. Crossing Press
Guide to Women's Publishing. (co-author with Polly Joan) 1978. Dustbooks