Field & Larder

With a name like Field & Larder, this black-dirt farm in Chester, New York is on a mission to provide you with tasty produce you can enjoy all year long. Meet the farmer behind Field & Larder Charles from Field & Larder is what I would call a “chef’s gardener”. He provides all foodies with…

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Sumac & Sancho Pepper Grilled Salmon with Summer Squash & Grated Tomato Vinaigrette

Staghorn sumac is a popular seasoning in much of the Mediterranean. Sumac adds a lemony citrus perk to any dish. It plays beautifully with the salmon in this recipe as well. Coupled with Japanese Sancho pepper, which is peppery with a nice citrus note, this recipe reinvents the classic “lemon pepper” seasoning of my childhood…

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Asparagus Mimosa with Puffed Quinoa & Crispy Prosciutto

Asparagus mimosa is an oldie, but a goodie. Somehow, this classic dish of poached asparagus and hard boiled eggs just vanished. The traditional way of serving asparagus mimosa is simple, quick and most importantly, delicious. So, like a phoenix rising, I decided to revamp this dish without straying too far from the original. The first…

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Garlic

Historically used to fend off vampires, garlic has earned its place in the culinary world as the single most-used ingredient in savory dishes. Garlic is one of 700 species in the allium (onion) family. There are two different types of garlic: softneck (allium sativum) and hardneck (allium ophioscorodon, also known as stiffneck). Both types of…

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Deep Forest Wild Edibles

The food in our backyards The Hudson Valley is surrounded by nature. Untapped nature, to be more precise. The Hudson River flows 315 miles through our area. The surrounding ecosystem includes mountains, forests and stream beds that are mostly untouched. We have hundreds upon hundreds of “local ingredients” within that territory. All you need to…

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Asparagus…an Onion’s Distant Cousin

Yep, I said it. Asparagus is part of the liliaceae (lily) family, which is a cousin of the allium (onion) family. I know, I know. It’s a far reach calling a pointy green spear an onion. But, science! There’s more to asparagus than meets the eye. Believe it or not, they aren’t only green. They…

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Spice up your Life: The Importance of Having Spices in your Pantry

Ever wanted to travel the world on a budget? Try exploring the world of spices! Spices allow us to experience the world of food from the comfort of home. Spices include seeds, fruit, roots, bark (like cinnamon, for example) and plants. As you can see, they come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and, most…

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Stocking your Pantry the Farm2ChefsTable Way

One of the easiest ways to make delicious and tasty meals during the week is having a fully stocked pantry. Having flours, grains, spices, herbs, oils, vinegars, dried beans and specialty sauces on hand makes cooking at home a breeze. Can you imagine if you had to purchase every spice, herb or tablespoon of this…

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