Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook

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      RECIPE: Cornmeal Buckwheat Pound Cake

      When you hit the Greenmarket this weekend, pick up some Farmer Ground Flour (sold at the Cayuga Pure Organics stands) and try this earthy, rustic pound cake from June Russell, farm inspection manager for the Greenmarkets. Made of cornmeal, buckwheat and wheat, it’s a cross between cake and cornbread and makes a wonderful winter treat.

      Most Unusual! Cartoon Caption Contest Winners, Cocktail Recipes and Photos from the Enchanted Forest

      It feels like years since we helped Hendrick’s gin with the menu for a special December 14th invite-only dinner in the “Enchanted Forest of Curiosities,” but we just got a load of photos of the event (shown above) as well as recipes from Hendrick’s for every cocktail we drank (those are below) and we wanted to share. The event, you may recall, is a semi-portable forest the British gin company sets up once or twice a year as an Alice in Wonderland-like collaborative party space complete with a soil floor, a foggy mist, and actors that scamper among spotted toadstools dressed as forest-like creatures.

      How Do You Define Real Brooklyn Food? Come to Manhattan to Find Out

      When we published Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook back in October, we intended for it to be a community cookbook, a snapshot via 100 collected recipes from the cooks in our community, be they restaurant chefs, gardeners, grandmothers, pickle-makers, cheesemongers, brewers, bakers or baristas. Needless to say that’s sparked plenty of discussion on what real Brooklyn food is. We’re going to let you help us decide with the help of a panel of four Brooklyn food experts and cookbook contributors on January 17 at the Tenement Museum.

      Holiday Gifts Made E-Z : Score the Edible Brooklyn Cookbook When You Subscribe to Us

      Our publishers just alerted us to a sweet deal, especially for those currently struggling on their holiday gift lists, double especially for those of us who haven’t even started. If you order a new subscription to Edible Brooklyn (only $28 a year!) before December 1st–or to Edible East End or even Edible Manhattan–they’ll kick in a free copy of Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook. You can find more details right here.

      What to Bring to Tomorrow’s Potluck? Rick’s Pick’s Polish Potato Potage with Brined Croutons (Recipe Here!)

      Tomorrow night at 6:30 we’re going to co-host a potluck at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg. It’s in honor of their fifth anniversary, and we glommed on to the party, since we just came out with a cookbook. We’re trying to lure not just each of you to come and bring a dish to share, but also to convince the ever-amazing pickler Rick Field to come and to bring his Polish Potato Potage with Brined Croutons, featured on page 36 of Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook and made with his People’s Pickle.

      Free Potluck Party This Wednesday at Brooklyn Kitchen; Plus the Recipe for Their Cast-Iron Chicken with Bacon & Sauerkraut

      In honor of the publication of the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and the fifth-year anniversary of The Brooklyn Kitchen–one of the featured contributors in the book, naturally–we’re inviting you to a potluck Wednesday night, November 9. It’ll be held in the classrooms at the Kitchen at 100 Frost Street, right at Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, and starts at 6:30 p.m.

      Eat Local, Browse Local: Where to Buy the Edible Brooklyn Cookbook

      Don’t miss Wednesday night’s free potluck party at Brooklyn Kitchen in honor of the brand new Edible Brooklyn cookbook, which hit local bookshelves last month. In addition to the party (it starts at 6:30 p.m. at the shop, which is at 100 Frost Street in Williamsburg) here’s a list of other bookstores where you can find us:

      #12 on Food Republic’s Top 33 Things to Look Forward to this Fall: Us

      We were pleased to spot the new Edible Brooklyn cookbook as no. 12 in a national–national!–roundup of 33 things to look forward to this fall on FoodRepublic.com. This is a list that includes the new Johnny Depp-as-Hunter-Thompson movie, trips to Miami, turduckens, the upcoming Texas-based season of Top Chef and leftover Halloween candy. No faint praise for what’s cooking in the Borough of Kings.