For more than a decade Dan Barber has been among the most influential chefs working at the intersection of ecology and gastronomy. Last Monday, with a veritable United Nations Security Council of the world’s top chefs as his allies, he exhorted cooks to think not just about how and where their food is grown, but about what forces are influencing the very DNA of our ingredients.
Thanks to a collaboration with Blue Hill and Stone Barns, ICC culinary students have a field day.
The state of New York’s efforts to promote food and wine tourism were on full display last Saturday, when we joined a Metro North trainload of media and politically connected types on an outing to the 12th annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest.
The LIE just got a lot more interesting — may we present to you Edible Long Island!
GreenHouse is more than the country’s largest penal colony’s farm initiative; it’s a little-known oasis of calm and beauty in the unlikeliest of landscapes.
The 250 prisoner-run GreenHouse isn’t just the country’s largest penal colony’s farm initiative — and it grows a lot more than vegetables and herbs.
Susan Hardy and Maureen Knapp, Organic Valley dairy farmers from upstate New York, have formed an ongoing relationship with The Earth School, an eco-minded public school on East 6th Street. Two weeks ago, the farmers paid the schoolkids a visit.
At Cookshop, sourcing locally is serious business. From a strict Made-in-America-only cheese policy to the grand six-foot chalkboard displaying the names of the farmers who provide the restaurant’s ingredients, every touch celebrates our local foodshed.
Here’s a pleasure that’s even better: wild blueberries you’ve picked yourself, for free, in a breathtakingly beautiful nature preserve.
Urban gardeners found themselves in that position in 2001, when a drought inspired the folks at GrowNYC to help them harvest a vital new crop: rain.
Last year along, the paddy produced about 30 pounds of rice, and immeasurable quantities of enlightenment.
Rediscovering the most succulent feathered beast.