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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

Sandy Oliver’s Dilly Beans

Dilly beans are zesty and crispy, with an irresistible twang of salty, garlicky vinegar. Sandy Oliver is an acclaimed food historian who has written many books about foodways and traditions of the eastern states. Continue

Karen Washington’s Swiss Chard and White Beans

Meet Karen Washington, an award-winning urban gardener, community activist, farmer and co-owner of Rise and Shoot Farm. Here, she shares a garden-to-table recipe made with Swiss chard harvested from the community garden she co-founded in the Bronx, NY. Continue

Alanna’s Seared Romaine with Eggs

Transform a humble head of greens into something a bit more intriguing. Continue

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