Out to Turn Everyone into Farmstead Chefs
From Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Farmstead Chef
Featuring Severine von Tscharner Fleming in the “Kitchen Table Talks” section, in our new Farmstead Chef cookbook you’ll quickly discover we’re on a mission to get more people back into the kitchen and on a first name basis with their farmers, beekeepers, butchers and bakers. Farmstead Chef reveals how more Americans than ever are “farmsteadtarians.”
Besides The Greenhorns, Farmstead Chef profiles our farmer and food activist friends around the country. From the founders of Happy Girl Kitchen and Pie Ranch to Chef Bryant Terry and Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International, these inspiring stories of young innovators have made healthy, affordable and delicious food a national security priority — as it should be.
Whether to taste fresh, save some money, eat more nutritious foods, rebuild a community economy or cut some carbon from our lifestyle, millions of Americans are joining the great food movement at farmers’ markets or as shareholders of sustainably operated, local farms.
Our Farmstead Chef cookbook provides more than 150 recipes to turn anyone’s kitchen into a creative place for preparing delicious meals to share with family and friends. It helps make connections to the farmers as well as tips and unique techniques, like using a solar oven to bake the bread found on our table. There’s even a Stocking the Pantry list that covers all the ingredients you’d need for any recipe in the cookbook.
For us, our farmers and food artisans are the heroes in America. They’re doing the hard work — what Wendell Berry calls “good work” — that nourishes our nation. Unlike Jefferson’s vision of a nation of yeoman farmers largely relegated to the countryside, however, we recognize and support a nation of farmers everywhere — on urban rooftops, in suburban lots or at the end of a country lane, with everyone tied together again by what’s being served on their plate. Fresh. Local. Seasonal. Delicious.
So, greenhorns, kick back and enjoy the harvest bounty (we sometimes forget this, with the never ending list of farm projects to get done)… We savor what we grow with a delicious, farm-fresh, seasonal dessert, like our cheesecake.
Yield: 12 servings.