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National Farmers Market Week August 3-9

National Farmers Market Week August 3-9

I just got an email from Slow Food USA about National Farmers Market week which starts on Sunday.  I’ve posted that information on the Slow Food Central New Jersey website, and am pasting in below a very nice recipe that was in the same email. Bon Appétit!   What’s Cooking… Grilled Zucchini with Salsa Verde By … Continue reading

Food in the News

Food in the News

It seems that each day brings more troubling news about our food supply. Mind you, we in this country, at least in its more affluent areas, are surrounded by excellent food and food sources. It’s just that you increasingly have to educate yourself, and maybe go out of your way and pay more, to access them. … Continue reading

Farmers Markets Prepare To Open

Farmers Markets Prepare To Open

It’s that wonderful time of year when our local farmers markets prepare to open. The West Windsor Community Farmers Market (WWCFM) starts its 11th season on May 3rd; it runs through to November 22 (rain or shine!), on Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm. A new market at Forrestal Village debuts on June 6, on the plaza outside of Tre Piani.  Princeton Forrestal … Continue reading

Chef’s Surprise Dinner at Tre Piani

Chef’s Surprise Dinner at Tre Piani

I was invited to attend Jim Weaver’s first Chef’s Surprise dinner at Tre Piani last Friday and enjoyed a lovely evening with a congenial group (seated at one, long, table), and of course a great meal. These dinners are Jim’s chance to cook a little more creatively and spontaneously, although he’s already thinking about his … Continue reading

Slow Food Northern NJ Annual Meeting at Duke Farms

Author Judy Wicks, local food pioneer and a leader of the local living economies movement, speaks at Slow Food Northern NJ’s Annual Meeting, which features a local-foods lunch prepared by area chefs  DATE: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1-3:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Farm Barn at Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ COST: $12 for … Continue reading

Winter Farmers Markets

Winter Farmers Markets

While the fields lie fallow, there’s still plenty of activity for locavores in our area. The Princeton Farmer’s Market continues inside the Princeton Public Library, one Thursday each month, offering both food and crafts. And the Slow Food Central New Jersey Winter Farmers Markets continue on January 11 (at Tre Piani) and February 8 (at … Continue reading

All the best…

All the best…

Visions of sugar plums may run through some people’s heads at night, but for others of us, it’s more likely to be truffles, or pork belly, or who knows what gourmet treat. Of course, I can’t remember ever having a sugar plum, so maybe this is not surprising. Now that could be a good culinary project … Continue reading

Pronto!

Pronto!

A new book from Canal House Cooking is always cause for celebration. Volume 8 of their series, Pronto!, was recently released, and provides a winter’s worth of easy to execute recipes for you and your family. Or even (like me), just yourself. I swear, if I were having Thanksgiving dinner on my own (I’ve been … Continue reading

Eat Slow Winter Farmers Market December 8

Eat Slow Winter Farmers Market December 8

Slow Food Central New Jersey’s ninth season of “Eat Slow” Winter Farmers Markets kicks off with the first market on December 8th at Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville. From 10am-2pm, Cherry Grove Farm will open its outdoor event barn to market-goers, offering an array of locally grown and produced foods including cheese, baked goods, fresh produce, … Continue reading

Brick Farm Market opens at last

Brick Farm Market opens at last

Finally!  Brick Farm Market in Hopewell opened this weekend, and I am so glad. For now they are open just Friday/Saturday/Sunday, and when I visited on Sunday they were quite busy, with a full parking lot.   It’s great to see the community so eager to patronize a new farm-based market.I bought all sorts of goodies, rich housemade yogurt … Continue reading