A Radio Lab podcast about guts, wherein lactic acid in the gut as a result from eating fermented foods (or probiotic pills) is sorta proven to have a direct effect on mood in a positive way, inspired Mike to capture soon-to-be-out-of-season veggies in a delicious fermented brine. Although Mike himself was too grossed out by guts to actually make it to that part of the podcast, I filled him in. Which led us to realize we could do with just a bit more kimchee....
Now radishes, kohlrabi, turnips, snap peas, napa cabbage and beets will live for many months in our jars and guts, helping us to live happier and healthier lives.
And we haven't even got Sandor's new book yet.....
With Sequatchie Cove Farm sour cream and scallions
and William’s Island and Crabtree Farm
Creek Farm broccoli
With Signal Mtn Farm dried cayenne and herbs from my
With Sequatchie Cove scallions and kale
With last summer’s Pocket farm tomatoes,
chocolate from the farmer’s market in Dominica
Topped with Sequatchie Cove Creamery’s Dancing Fern
Pinto and Red
With Riverview Farm corn flour dumplings
Fall Creek Farm
milk, Sequatchie Cove Farm eggs and last summer’s corn;
drizzled with a Velo
coffee and Dominica nutmeg syrup
Featuring (and Many Thanks to)….
All beautiful and colorful wine and water
glasses are made byPrentice Hicks and donated for use
during this dinner. They can be taken home to drink from and brighten
your every day.They are 2nds and
specially priced.Please ask for prices
Several small plates and a few larger ones, ,
and some serving bowls are made by Anderson Bailey, and are
also donated for use during this dinner. They are the elegant, mostly white pieces. They too can be taken home. Please ask for prices.
Flowers are from my own yard, lovingly and beautifully arranged by Jennie
course this dinner would have been nothing but empty plates and stomachs
without our dedicated and hardworking farmers and food artisans- William’s
Island Farm, Sequatchie Cove Farm and Creamery, Signal Mountain Farm, Crabtree
Farm, Circle S Farm, Pocket Farm, Riverview Farm, Creekridge Farm, and Fall
Creek Farm were all extremely important in the making of this
dinner. They are all at Main Street Farmer’s Market-
along with many other farms producing equally delicious produce and meat.
And last, but decidedly not least- Many thanks
to all of you- the supporters of local farmers and
craftspeople. You choose to make this
community better and more alive every day. I look forward to seeing you all
at the Main Street Farmers Market throughout the season!
Food is not "cuisine", it's culture. It's what drives everything we do. It is who we support and how we live our lives. Eating well is more than knowing how to cook and making spectacular sauces; it's knowing your farmers and enjoying the seasons as they come. It is about learning how to live with the land we walk on, and respecting and relishing the way food was meant to be.