Taco Santo is one of a small number of places in New York City preparing masa — or corn flour dough, to Mexicans — from scratch, and one of an even smaller number making that masa from dried corn rather than an instant mix.
With the burst of warm weather earlier this week, it feels like something must be growing out there, right? Sadly, it’s still a bit soon for those first spring crops to hit the Greenmarkets. Until they do, here’s a terrific recipe that will tickle your taste buds and get you through the last, long stretch of early spring.
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.
When we offered to throw in a free copy of “Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook” with a subscription to our magazine, we knew it’d be a hit. But wow! The response to our offer has been even more positive than we could have imagined. So we’re extending the deadline for anybody who hasn’t had a chance to sign up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Today marks the official publication date of the Edible Brooklyn cookbook, a project we started nearly a year ago to the day. It’s hard…