Photo Friday: BLT Improv by jmgegel

Jessica says that she’s working what her (9 Bean Rows) CSA gave her with a B(PS)T – that’s Bacon, Pea Shoots & Tomato! Follow her on Instagram at jmgegel and learn about 9 Bean Rows fall CSA options at that link.

Bacon Lettuce and Pea Shoots

Chef James Rigato bringing Young Guns Chefs’ Dinner to Traverse City

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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!

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Twitter Tuesday: The Intentional Minimalist

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!)

Photo Friday: Beets are beautiful

Bistro Foufou shared this pic on their Instagram. Check them out and share your own pics with us at #eatdrinkTC on Instagram & Twitter!

Cherry Clafoutis from the Cooks’ House

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 July 16th at Food for Thought

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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.

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Is Michigan leaving cherries (and dollars) on the ground?

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“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!

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Raw Juice Company Grand Opening July 3rd

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The Raw Juice Company opens their doors on the new shared space with The Parlor – Traverse City  at 205 Lake Ave (the old Loading Dock) this Thursday July 3rd at 7pm.

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Food, Drink & Blue Angels open the 2014 National Cherry Festival

The 88th annual National Cherry Festival kicks off next weekend with the Blue Angels and three food events at the Hagerty Center right on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay. Read on for all the details!

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Wednesday Farmers Market in Traverse City

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!