Articles Tagged “farm”
Today: Tom muses on the raw materials of the kitchen and why he cooks over a plate of Ham-Cured Goose Legs with Butter-Poached Peas and Carrots.
Just the other day, my dad was leaning against the fence watching the chickens do what chickens do while I knelt nearby, weeding some rogue arugula out from around the grapes. All the while, we engaged in a round of small talk.
Soon enough, the conversation turned to the chickens.Read More »
We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.
Today: Wendy Smith Born shares a day at Metropolitan Bakery with Supply Chain, from baking bread in the wee hours of the morning to shopping for cheese at the local farmer's market.
Wendy Smith Born is the co-owner of Metropolitan Bakery, a Philadelphia institution since it was founded in 1993. Together, she and pastry chef James Barrett have created a home for their quality, artisanal bread and other baked goods, as well as local jams, cheeses, and spreads. In addition to their bakery, Wendy and James co-authored the Metropolitan Bakery Cookbook, brimming with recipes for their signature cookies, cakes, pies, and more.
Here she shows us what a typical Saturday looks like around the bakery, along with pastry chef James Barrett -- their days start early.
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Today: Tom gets into a tight spot with some bees -- but makes the most of his situation with a honey granola tart.
"Crazy-drive, dad, crazy-drive," both girls yell in unison from the back seat of the car.
So in the soft yellow light of a warm spring morning, I do. I weave the car back and forth, fishtailing and tossing gravel from the drive into the tall prairie grass all the way up to the bus stop. If it wasn't so fun, it would be an offense to the quiet of first light.Read More »
After living in Madrid and Paris, cristinasciarra learned of the wonders of the market -- and creative, seasonal, and honest cooking too.Read More »
You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.
We're sharing some of the best discoveries from our food lives. This week: We go from farmers' market to Finals Week to Hawaii -- a busy week for us FOOD52ers.Read More »
Merrill embraces a new way to get dinner on the table.Read More »
If you love Sunday Dinners, you'll get a kick out of this: starting today our very own Tom Hirschfeld will be sharing occasional snapshots here on Feed52 of life on his farm in Indiana. Tom, take it away:
"Spring fever means a bona fide front porch bath. It's a rite of spring (or the first day that is warm enough if March 20 isn't) for us that constitutes a hot bath on the front porch. And because sisters will be sisters, it did not take long for the splashing to begin."
Now that's an amazing family tradition -- and what an incredible photograph. What are your best memories of spring?
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We're so very close to asparagus season here in the Northeast -- the weather has turned, spring is in the air, and soon we'll be seein a lot more green at the market. But while winter is still in our minds, we dedicate our fruit of the week to the mighty citrus. Here's a paean to our favorite winter pick-me-up, as photographed by our very own citrus-addicted Kristy Mucci.
Click through for plenty of photos of glorious lemons, oranges, kumquats, and more.Read More »
From the hyperseasonal (ramps and strawberries are just around the corner!) to the unusual (ever wondered how cardoons are grown?), to the quotidien (kitchen workhorses like leeks and garlic), we'll be highlighting our favorite fruits and vegetables every week. This week, at the request of mrslarkin, it's all about celery! (Have you contributed to our contest yet?)Read More »
Tom finds the fish of his dreams and cooks up a meal to match it.Read More »