At first glance you might think Valley Shepherd Creamery—the new cheese shop at Seventh Avenue and Third Street—is yet another boutique engineered to offer…
In coffee lingo, what you want atop a macchiato isn’t whipped cream but “microfoam,” and from Munson’s perspective, whole milk wasn’t rich enough, while half-and-half was a little too heavy.
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.
Strolling down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg this bright Saturday morning I ran across Davad Cokonis, a surfer who splits his time between Cape Cod and Carroll Gardens. When in town he often sells merchandise he’s collected on the streets on weekends, displaying the wares on or near his 1991 silver Volvo station wagon.
I wager it would take a lifetime to try every type of smoked meat, smothered vegetable or stuffed dumpling found in the Polish meat markets, delis and food shops that dot the streets of Greenpoint, even if you were a native.
For a week I had the pleasure of staying with my younger sister in Puerto Vallarta, where she’d rented an apartment on a steep hill straight up from Mexico’s rugged western coastline for four, 80-degree weather winter months
“I woke up singing Mario Batali’s ‘Spaghetti with Sweet 100 Tomatoes,’ ” says Hearst, and I was, like, ‘Oh, I know how to make it!’”
The 49-year-old with a curly mop of hair and slightly hippie sensibility was a computer programmer until just three years ago.
We’ve been making the rounds of winter farming conferences in the region–from NOFA to PASA–and we just got back from the most urban of these, Just Food’s 2012 conference at the High School of Food and Finance in Hell’s Kitchen, which included a job fair organized by Good Food Jobs and workshops advising on how to start a career as a farmer, raise money for your food startup, or launch your food-related nonprofit.
Most supermarkets’ in-house bakeries are mediocre, but the new addition to Fresh Fanatic, the two-year-old grocery in an old chocolate factory on the corner of Washington and Park, is the delicious exception.
It takes a fleet of forklifts to take one down, pass it around.
A few months back we asked you to tell us about your favorite Edible-minded businesses–the farmer who raises the most perfect ruby radishes and pastured pigs; the chef who rocks not just the kitchen but a sense of community; the non-profit that’s changing the way people eat in parts of the borough that need it most; the cheesemonger with a heart of gold and even better Gouda. You talked to us–especially those of you who live in Red Hook, and at last, we have the results. We can’t offer these folks much more than our respect and our eternal gratitude–and maybe a listing in the magazine–but we hope you’ll take the chance to get to know all of them a little better. To that end, below are the winners of the 2012 Edible Brooklyn Local Hero Awards: