Kitchen Vignettes for PBS - PBS Food

Radish and Oat Berry Summer Salad

Radishes are greatly under-appreciated, as are whole oat berries. This colorful summer salad celebrates them both! Continue

Pesto Babka

Wild-harvested ramp pesto gives this babka a delicious flavor, reminiscent of garlic bread but any type of pesto can be substituted if you don’t have ramps. Continue

Jesica Clark’s Polenta, Sautéed Greens and Eggs

  Ever since I started this series, I’ve been looking for someone who grows and cooks with their own homegrown flour corn. When I heard of Jesica Clark’s love of polenta, which she makes from her own beautiful corn, I knew we had to make a kitchen vignette together! And when I heard she also teaches willow basketry classes, I immediately registered for one of her classes. I spent a glorious weekend learning to weave a basket with willows, and the following day, went to Jesica’s farm to film her […]

Soup Joumou

Leah Penniman’s Soup Joumou

Soup Joumou, also known as the Haitian Independence Soup, is a hearty pumpkin (or squash) soup that is traditionally served on January 1 to commemorate the day of Haiti’s liberation from France in 1804. Continue

John Bunker’s Apple Pie

The first time I met John Bunker was at the Common Ground Country Fair in Maine. He was standing in the middle of a large, captivated audience, speaking passionately about apples and passing around trays filled with apple slices for everyone to sample. But these were not just any apples. They were apples you would probably never find at a grocery store and I was shocked by their unique flavours, and how different each one tasted. As I looked around, I saw the enthusiastic crowd was hanging on to John’s […]

Will Bonsall’s Succotash

Succotash makes a nourishing, and delicious meal that proves you can grow all the ingredients to make dinner right in your own garden. Continue

Vic’s Asparagus Vinaigrette

This simple, easy to make, and oh so flavorful recipe puts the brilliance of asparagus front and center. Continue

Camelia’s Lacto-Fermented Pickled Sunchokes

Camelia Frieberg is a biodynamic farmer and award-winning filmmaker and producer. Try these pickled sunchokes that are simple to make and a great addition to salads and tacos. Continue

Walter Riesen’s Okonomiyaki (Japanese Vegetable Pancake)

Warm and custardy on the inside, crispy on the outside, okonomiyaki, also known as Japanese vegetable pancakes, are the ultimate comfort food. Walter Riesen and his farm team grow deeply flavorful heirloom vegetables and heritage grains for their whole-diet, multi-farm CSA customers. Continue

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