You could drink this creamy, caramel-coated toddy from Dream barman William Ward all afternoon.
We like to pride ourselves on using up every bit of a plant, gobbling up everything to young radish leaves, to pickled Swiss chard stems (a tip we learned from Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern) to the fresh roots of green garlic (that one was from Shea Gallante, of Ciano). But until we went with NY1 to The Bronx to visit Toby Adams, the manager of the 1.5-acre Ruth Rae Howell Family Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, we didn’t know that you could actually eat the tops of carrots.
If you skipped the Edible Brookyn Cookbook sale and signing at Union Square Greenmarket today (that’s us below) no worries: The book’ll be back at Manhattan’s biggest market next month. (You can also score a signed copy at the Barnes & Noble tomorrow night in Park Slope, Brooklyn, or on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.) But you also missed the cauliflower wizardry of market manager David Sherman. He’s there every Monday and Wednesday, and when some famous chef or cookbook author isn’t cooking for shoppers, he is.
This Cooperstown farm’s creamery crop is served with waffles and sausage at their on-site B&B
Wait… did someone say Mercedes Roadster?
In the past few days news of serious and continued flooding, power outages and other serious damage in agricultural areas outside of the city have come to light. Many acres are still underwater–but there are a few places that are already collecting donations or gathering help.
For 15 years The Lower Eastside Girls Club on 56 E. First Street has served as a place where inner city chicks between the ages of 8 and 23 can go to improve their bodies and minds and work on their resumes, through yoga, photography, filmmaking, museum trips, book clubs or working for the Club’s bakery and CSA program.
As we mentioned yesterday, GrowNYC is just beginning to hear about Irene-related damages from Greenmarket farmers throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Wind, water and flooding may not have affected us so much here in Manhattan, but they have taken their toll on many areas just outside of the city.
We haven’t yet had a chance to hit the Union Square Greenmarket — which opened as per its normal schedule this morning — so we’re wondering if any readers who have might fill us in on a crop report. Unlike farmers in Eastern North Carolina — who took a serious wallop to their fields — we’re hoping Irene spared our foodshed.
Out on the Rockaways artist Frank Meuschke’s beach farm is pumping out tomatoes — at least until Irene pays a visit. We ate his Brandywines and Black Russians warm from the vine with burrata and torn up basil. Frank and his wife Betsy Alwin turn the crop that they can’t eat into sauce as fast as they can.
Edible Manhattan editor Gabrielle Langholtz just appeared on the WNYC show Last Chance Foods to explain what hardneck garlic is and why it’s so great, and also to urge us to get it now–while the freshest and the biggest bulbs are still available. Listen in to the show right here.
Summer savory (Satureja hortensis, native to Southeastern Europe) has been growing on my New York City terrace for four years. The annual cousin to…