Chef James Rigato is just 26 years old, but since graduating from Schoolcraft’s Culinary Program at age 17 he has worked at some of metro Detroit’s finer restaurants, opened The Root Restaurant & Bar with proprietor Ed Mamou, started the popular Young Guns Chef Dinner Series and is now a contestant on Season 12 of Top Chef. In October, he’s coming to Traverse City, and he’s bringing friends!
One of our favorite Twitter follows is The Intentional Minimalist @intentionalmini. Food writer & recipe developer Kristin Celeste Shroeger shares her farm-to-table recipes to encourage cooking in harmony with the seasons using local and sustainable produce in Northern Michigan.
Scrumptious purple cabbage slaw with a delightful verjus poppy seed dressing. (Click for the recipe!)
Bistro Foufou shared this pic on their Instagram. Check them out and share your own pics with us at #eatdrinkTC on Instagram & Twitter!
The Cooks’ House was out at Loma Farm for a pop-up dinner and shared several photos including this one of the beginnings of cherry clafoutis with lemon balm ice cream in cast iron.
More shots on their Instagram!
Green Cuisine is an annual event that takes place next Wednesday (July 16) from 5-8 PM at Food For Thought near Empire. The annual event offers a chance to meet and sample the works of local food and beverage artisans, tour Food For Thought’s organic farm and green buildings and socialize, learn and have fun in a beautiful setting. They also have a “green lifestyles” tent where you can learn about other green local products and services.
“That cherry pie calling your name at the National Cherry Festival this week in Traverse City is made in Michigan, but they’re a product of regulations that, in some years, has led Michigan farmers to dump cherries on the ground while products made with tart cherries are being imported from Canada and Poland.”
The above is from a timely and fascinating look at Federal quotas and their impacts on northern Michigan’s cherry industry. Read on for more!
The Wednesday Sara Hardy Farmers Market runs 7:30 – noon through the summer and features great farm products, baked goods & produce like these purple scallions from Loma Farm. More pics from today on the eatdrinkTC Facebook and share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram & Twitter at #eatdrinkTC!
- 2016 Traverse City Beer Week – November 11-17
- Farmers Market Brunches during Cherry Festival
- Selden Standard chef Andy Hollyday and The Cooks’ House Guest Chef Series
- 2016 Short’s Anniversary Party
- Short’s Space Rock now gluten free
- Morel Dinner (and Hunt!) at Black Star Farms
- Morel Love
- Wild Food Wednesday: Morels
- Wild Food Wednesday: Ramps or Wild Leeks
- Friday Cocktail Hour: Pamplemousse by Gary Jonas of The Little Fleet