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

Agricola Cookbook | southjerseylocavore.com

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 | southjerseylocavore.com

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. […]

All the raves you’ve heard about Philly’s Russet are well deserved

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Earlier this month, I met my sister-in-law Cheryl at Russet for Sunday brunch. Raves about Russet have abounded from various friends in my food world so I had high hopes for a wonderful meal. I was not disappointed. This cozy, BYOB on Spruce Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is located in an 1870s townhouse […]