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Thanksgiving tips

(My daughter, Emma, tasting.)


Here are the tips in no particular order —

1-Include what local food you can. This is an intuitive move, as it’s the season when classic Thanksgiving foods have arrived — apples, winter squash, turkey and more. I have lots of […]

Rescue Thanksgiving Recipes

My mom, daughter and me.

A three generation Thanksgiving 7 years ago

Everyone asked for these early….I’ll post ’em again…. Enjoy friends, family and the best of the harvest. (Recipe links in grey)

Turkey Rescue Roasted Turkey with Gravy About Local and Sustainably Raised Turkeys

Cranberries Double Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Root […]

Italian Spring Celebration Class

(This is a stuffed peach. We’re going to do the same thing with pears. Fabulous.)

Let’s celebrate the thaw of spring with this menu inspired by the flavors of Italy. Join me in a hands-on workshop using Italy’s signature flavors in dishes that will quickly become family favorites as the new season […]

Rancho Orgánica excéntrico (y delicioso)

Rancho Toyan , right outside of San Miguel, Mexico,is primarily a vineyard. But Maya Lucus, of La Bodega Organica, drove me there to  check out their Michoacán style 80 peso buffet ($6), prepared with food grown and raised on the ranch, as well as to shop at their staggeringly aesthetic organic market.


Making Mole in Mexico

The tasty mole prepared by Margarita Granado made in Honey Sharp’s kitchen in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Mole ingredients (both pictures by Honey Sharp)

Years ago I made turkey mole from scratch. It took me the better part of the day, with results that didn’t seem to […]

Smoky Black Beans with Local Booty

Try adding cubes of colorful sweet butternut.

I love developing core recipes that serve as a foil for local foods, which end up being the star performers. In this flexible dish, beans and local booty can easily be made into a soup, stew or rolled into a tortilla. And the smoky […]

Potato Foccacia

Last of the local potatoes anyone?

This is a lazy person’s pizza, made with store-bought dough, last of the local potatoes and coarse cornmeal from a regional CSA. It’s a starch lover’s dream come true; potatoes and bread, seasoned with dried Italian herbs from the garden and a touch of local cheese. (I […]


A bowl of Phở. Breathe in before you begin.. (Thursday nights in the winter at The Meat Market. Call first to confirm!)

When I was young and living near Manhattan’s Chinatown, I fell in love with cheap Asian food, devouring pork buns on my way uptown to cook elegant lunches as […]

Locavore Chicken Dinner at the Meat Market

Jeremy Stanton’s Meat Market, near me in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, brings the Berkshires up to date by showcasing the local food movement’s latest push beyond produce to include local, humanely raised animals, bred for flavor rather than bulk.

Guiltlessly devour their meat sandwiches for lunch. And, don’t miss the coolest chicken dinner in the […]

The November Locavore


My mom, daughter and me on Thanksgiving day.

What’s in the issue?

Let’s Cook! *My December Holiday Cooking Class *Thanksgiving Recipes, Tips and Free Meals

Local and Regional Food News *Food to Compost, a Green Harvest Festival *”It Takes a Region” Conference *Farm to School for Tots *Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers Markets […]