While you’re cooking from The New Greenmarket Cookbook — or anything else from this riotous high season — snap a pic and tag it #feedfeed and #GrowNYC on any social network. The winner of this Cook the Greenmarket Contest will score dinner for two at the James Beard Foundation.
Now that I’m doing the work-parenthood juggle, I’m more inclined to preserve the harvest in my freezer than in ball jars. That suits tomatillos just fine, which is a good thing because I’ve lately developed a mole verde habit.
Quince, a cousin to both apples and pears, is ripe for the picking. Peter Hoffman shows us how to prep this underrated cold season fruit.
From August to early November, autumn-olive trees around the city are loaded with red currant-like berries, easily identifiable by their silver-stippled skins. In our current issue, Marie Viljoen shares tips for where to find the trees, when to taste the berries and how to turn the sweetly tart fruit into luscious autumn-olive jam.
Deprivation. That is what eating seasonally means. It means that in high summer you do not eat an apple. You walk right on by that crackling green Granny Smith that lurks year round in the grocery store bins. Because it didn’t come from around here. It means that in January you do not buy those stackable plastic boxes of raspberries (sometimes I cheat; I do), and it means that tomatoes are not the pink slices in silly salads or the vine-grown California ones in February, but the ripe, fat, sweet and bursting Brandywines of August.
When we think about the strawberry, our very first 2011 Eat Drink Local Ingredient of the Week, our thoughts turn not to the Hudson…