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Discover the Heartwarming Stories and Delectable Recipes in "Made with Kindness - Tales & Tastes from MV Salads on Martha’s Vineyard"


Get ready to embark on a culinary and emotional journey with the newly released story cookbook, "Made with Kindness - Tales & Tastes from MV Salads on Martha’s Vineyard." Authored by Susanna Herlitz-Ferguson, the owner and founder of MV Salads, this book is a delightful blend of heartwarming tales and mouthwatering Mediterranean diet recipes. It celebrates the joys of food, community, and island living, capturing the magic of Martha’s Vineyard through the lens of local photographer Larry Glick.

A Celebration of Good Food and Kindness

Endorsed by Vanessa Williams, the world-famous singer, actress, producer, and author, the book has already garnered high praise. Williams shares, “As someone who cherishes the art of cooking and relishes the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, I was instantly drawn to this captivating story cookbook. Susanna skillfully captures the essence of good food, good health, and the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. Bravo!”

Inspired by her experiences at MV Salads, Herlitz-Ferguson takes readers on a journey through her popular Oak Bluffs shop. "Throughout the years working at MV Salads, I often found myself musing aloud, 'I should write a book about what happens here at our bustling shop,'" she says. The book chronicles her unique experiences, from heartwarming interactions to hilarious situations, highlighting the customers' kindness and, of course, their delicious food. At the end of the 2023 season, she took the leap of writing this story-cookbook.


Recipes that Promote Health and Longevity

"Made with Kindness - Tales & Tastes from MV Salads on Martha’s Vineyard" features 18 mouthwatering Mediterranean diet recipes that promote a healthy lifestyle and longevity. From appetizers to vibrant salads bursting with fresh produce to wholesome main courses, each recipe is carefully crafted to follow Mediterranean diet guidelines, offering both nourishment and satisfaction. The star ingredient in many recipes is MV Salads’ very own salad dressing, MV The Dressing®.

"This book is not just a collection of recipes; it's a celebration of the vibrant community and culinary heritage of Martha’s Vineyard," says Herlitz-Ferguson. "I hope that readers will find inspiration, joy, and a taste of island life within these pages."

Get Ready to Cook

Within the pages, you’ll find recipes such as:

  • Baked Feta with Figs and Olives
  • Susanna’s Family Potato Salad
  • Fire-Roasted Swordfish over Couscous
  • Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Quinoa Tabbouleh

These recipes are sure to have you excited to get into the kitchen this season!


Click to download and enjoy this delicious Panzanella Salad for your next summer meal


Where to Buy

"Made with Kindness" is currently available for purchase on Amazon and at MV Botiga and MV Salads. Following an introductory period, the book will expand its availability to more select retailers later in the season.

About MV Salads

MV Salads is built on a foundation of kindness—to their guests, to their colleagues, to the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and to the environment. Their first location sits at the top of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, while their sister location, MV Botiga, is tucked in on Church Street in Edgartown. Both locations offer healthy food options, fantastic gift items, and an overall sense of kindness the moment you walk in.

About Susanna Herlitz-Ferguson

Susanna Herlitz-Ferguson wears many hats: entrepreneur, mother of four grown children, graphic designer, public speaker, innovator, creator of MV The Dressing®, and owner and founder of MV Salads, a beloved salad haven on Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. With the release of her story cookbook "Made with Kindness," she adds author to her long list of successes. Beyond passionately crafting award-winning dishes, Susanna is deeply committed to environmental conservation, supporting the local economy, and spreading kindness through her overarching brand message. Susanna lives in West Tisbury, MA.

Embark on this delightful journey with "Made with Kindness - Tales & Tastes from MV Salads on Martha’s Vineyard" and discover the heartwarming stories and delectable recipes that define the spirit of Martha’s Vineyard.

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