Thursday, June 9, 2011

Farm to Table

Let's be honest, the food world is definitely marked by its culinary movements.  From food trucks, to sustainable farming, to eco/green cooking, organic, farm to table, etc.  It's all pretty exhausting, huh?

I suppose the moral of the story is what I always emphasize in all of my writing:

Great meals start with using great ingredients.  

Simple as that.

You don't have to go to Wholepaycheck to purchase all of your groceries.  True, organic and wild/humanely raised products are easier to find at such places, but you are often paying a premium.

Fortunately, I live right across the street from The Nashville Farmers market.  Each day, there's dozens of stands open featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients.  But on Saturdays, I can stock up on anything from butter beans to goat cheese, to rabbit, to seafood, to cupcakes.  It's truly amazing.  The best part?  It's cheap.

The next time you are paying $5.00 per lb for 'vine ripe tomatoes', put down your basket and head over to your local farmers market.  I'll bet you'll find tomatoes at half the price, with twice the taste, and maybe make a few friends in the process.  Farmers are friendly folk.

Better yet - grow it yourself!  (More on that later)

Anywho, here are a few pics from my stomping grounds.  I'm off to WI for the weekend - land of Sausage, Cheese, and Beer.  Ah-mazing.


1 comment:

SuzyWeiss said...


You are right fresh ingredients and important but so is creativity.

Don't be boring... be original and creative in the kitchen.

bon appetit!

Suzy Weiss
“Practical Steps For Finding Love After 40”

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