In the aftermath of the recent Mast Brothers Chocolate Makers’ controversy, we asked other Brooklyn makers to comment on this balancing act.
Though the skyline of lower Manhattan is stunningly framed by windows behind the cashiers, the new Whole Foods in Gowanus is all Brooklyn. Here are some products to prove it.
With help from Laena McCarthy, who runs Brooklyn’s Anarchy in a Jar, head Brooklyn Grange farm guy Ben Flanner uses tomatillos, chiles and an surprising selection of herbs from his Long Island City fields to create salsa verde that’s bright, layered with flavor and utterly fantastic. Damn, is this stuff good.
Greenpoint gets a gastro-grocer and craft-beer retailer called Eastern District.
What could be more punk rock than vine-ripened fruit, picked fresh from a local orchard? Not much, especially when it’s transformed, via traditional European…