By now those cute little squash plants in your garden aren’t so little anymore. No matter where you plant them, summer squash has a way of taking over the garden…and your fridge. If you find yourself with more zucchini than you know what to do with (don’t we all?), try this dish from Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern.
Chefs & Cooks
For the next three nights–Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday–the cooks from Brooklyn’s Sweet Deliverance catering company join those from The Underground Food Collective in Madison, Wisconsin to take over the kitchen at Joseph Leonard in the West Village.
A few months ago we had the pleasure of attending one in a series of pop-up dinner parties at the Atlantic Avenue catering kitchen run by Kelly Geary, the cook and caterer behind the farm-centric company Sweet Deliverance and the author of the canning and pickling book Tart and Sweet. This weekend those pop-ups are back in action, and for the second time Geary is sharing her stoves with the Underground Food Collective from Madison, Wisc.
Today Eater.com put out its first-ever Map of Underrated Restaurants. It’s too late for our two cents to make their fancy map of 20 overlooked eateries (we love Eater’s fancy maps, we must admit) but we still want to make our two cents heard: Roebling Tea Room, with a bullet. We explain why right here.
As the New Year approaches, with its cavalcade of “best of” and “top 10″ lists, we invite our readers to vote in a very Edible way–for your favorite farmers, brewers, bartenders and food systems innovators as part of Edible Communities Sixth Annual Local Hero Awards. The process is already underway and ends this Friday, December 16, so nominate your favorite farmer, chef, eatery, food shop, food artisan and non-profit now.
Now that we’ve tested our spud-mashing skills at Thanksgiving, it’s time for those of us celebrating Hanukah to turn our attention to the potato pancake. Specifically, the third annual Latke Festival Edible Brooklyn is putting on with Great Performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 19th. (If you haven’t snagged your ticket here, now’s the time.)
Years ago, long before I’d ever been to Italy, I found a copy of the 2001 cookbook Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian: Savoring the Recipes and Traditions of the World’s Favorite Cuisine. I took to the tome like I was a 13-year-old who stumbled across some dimestore bodice ripper. In other words, I devoured every page. And in particular, I was taken with a salad called Puntarelle con Salsa di Acciughe.
Be sure to take a peek at the current Edible segment airing on NY1 today and Sunday. (And online right here in perpetuity.) Based on a story in the current issue of our sister pub Edible Manhattan, it’s on Clinton Hill chef Matt Weingarten’s take on the Native American snack called pemmican, which has historically made use of both fall harvest foods on the Great Plains and a successful hunt for buffalo. It’s kind of like a cross between a granola bar and beef jerky, and each Thanksgiving Weingarten serves it at Inside Park, the restaurant he helms on Park Avenue and 50th Street.