(From my last book, The Locavore Way:Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food, Storey, 2009)
Try a real turkey this holiday, or anytime at all. Farm fresh turkeys are a different bird entirely from the standard factory farmed frozen turkeys, which are raised as quickly as possible in tight living quarters. They’re [...]
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 Berkshires [...]
What’s up in August?
Weekend Locavore Way Workshop — August 26-28. I’m teaching a Kripalu Retreat weekend workshop in Lenox Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Cooking lessons, farm visit, tastings and more. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or call Kripalu at 1-800-741-7353
Talk and Book Signing — August 31, 7 pm, [...]
Good Food News Below….
It didn’t feel like the dormant season when I drizzled balsamic syrup over local baby greenhouse spinach from The Berry Patch, wilted in garlic oil, with storage beets from Farm at Miller’s Crossing, roasted up until tender, then topped it all with winter market shiitake mushrooms and Rawson [...]
Thinking of a locavore treat that you can make in the winter?
(Full and festive winter locavore meal below)
These truffles were so popular last year that I’m blogging them again. They’re extraordinary in their simplicity — fresh local cream mingles with the best chocolate [...]
Mixed braising greens from Markcristo Farm in Hillsdale, NY.
Wok-braised greens using the alternative light braise in step # 2. (I added freshly grated ginger and stock.)
Wokked or Braised Greens from The Locavore Way
CSA farmers frequently tell me that the question [...]
For those who haven’t hit a killing frost already, it’s time to use those herbs! Here are some fabulous ways to savor them over the long winter. (Excerpts from my book, The Locavore Way.)
Tips: Scan below to blue for general directions on preparing and freezing herbs.
Salt Drying Sage or Rosemary
About 12 [...]
(Picture from The Berkshire Food Journal, where you’ll find loads of great audio/slide show clips on farmers and chefs)
Fennel is a three-in-one vegetable, each tasty but surprisingly different. Its top sports green herbal fronds, gentle and sweet. The crisp bulb has a light licorice flavor raw, but is [...]
Soup with corn garnish variation. Picture of simplest version below.
This intense soup combines the local harvest and eastern seasonings with a touch of butter to round them them all out. It’s terrific eaten immediately with crusty bread — I couldn’t help myself — but even better [...]
What can you cook up with all these fabulous summer onions, tomatoes and peppers? You’ll love the sweet flavor and dense, sticky texture of this versatile grain salad. It is easy to prepare and particularly good cold. Bulgur, which is also called cracked wheat, can be found in specialty and health food stores, as [...]