The Agricola Cookbook is the must-have local cookbook of the summer

Agricola Cookbook |

I’m not even sure where to start with Agricola Cookbook because almost every recipe is begging for me to make it. Filled with recipes from Princeton’s Agricola Community Eatery, it’s subtitled Seasonal American Comfort Food with Style and Grace. I’m counting on the recipes and cooking tips in this book to bump my locavore dishes up a notch […]

The Traveling Locavore: Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore

Whole wheat pastry from Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore |

Last month when the James Beard Foundation handed out its annual awards, the award for the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic region went to Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore. Knowing I had a trip to Baltimore planned soon, I made a reservation for brunch at Woodberry Kitchen.  It was definitely the right move to make. […]

Watermelon juice + honeysuckle simple syrup + vodka = really great cocktail

Backyard Picnic Bradford: Watermelon juice, honeysuckle simple syrup, lemon balm, lemon juice & vodka |

Every Friday on my MNN blog, I do a drinks post. It varies between reviews of sustainable wines, beers or spirits and original cocktail creations. Last week’s creation was so good, I had to share it here, too. I created a cocktail I called the Backyard Picnic Bradford. I used honeysuckle and lemon balm from my […]