It’s the time of year where just about anything your heart desires is available fresh and local here in Ohio. Farmer’s market tables groan under the weight of melons, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches. Oh the loveliness. Local Matters (whose mission is to transform the food system in central Ohio to be more secure, prosperous, just and… Read More Local Foods Week | Whey Crepes with Ricotta and Zucchini
I haven’t made a whole lot of pork lately. I’ve been swooning over spice-rubbed chicken, braising all manner of cuts beef, and grilling plenty of fish. I think pork needs its due. I am a big fan, particularly of bacon and pork belly. It must be the fat. But what about the old standby favorites? … Read More Local Foods Week | Brining Two Kinds of Pork
I’m excited! It’s Local Foods Week again. Coordinated by the wonderful Local Matters, the week is designed to heighten awareness about the benefits of eating local foods (it tastes better! it has more nutrients! it’s benefits small businesses!). All week long there are fun events and activities for the whole family. To encourage participation in… Read More Hooray! It’s Local Foods Week!
I was at a Slow Food Columbus meeting recently and overheard someone mention how many other cities have one central market, whereas Columbus has many scattered farmer’s markets. Farmers market season is truly gearing up here in Columbus and today’s lovely weather reminded me how beautiful the central market in Nancy was when I visited… Read More French Groceries | Marché Central, Nancy
The turkey coma is fading, the leftover turkey carcass is simmering on the stove for stock, and now you can start thinking about what to do about your holiday gifts. ‘Tis the season to be giving! Perhaps you’ve got a friend or family member that loves all things food, or all things Ohio or all things fabulous. … Read More The Official Persephone’s Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide
Persephone’s Kitchen was closed tonight. Basil presented a really extensive Dine Originals Week menu, with four courses no less, for $20. Having not had the chance to dine there before, but hearing good things, this week seemed the time to give it a go. I’m glad we did. A snug little restaurant right between Surly Girl… Read More Dine Originals Week | Basil
Dine Originals Week starts this Monday, November 8th and runs through Sunday, November 14th. Truly, this is one of the best times of year to visit one of the 53 independently owned and arguably best restaurants in Columbus. At all 53 you will find specially designed three course meals for $10, $20 or $30. Perusing this… Read More Dine Originals Week | November 2010 Menu Previews