While my comprehensive four-volume opus on freeganism was derailed by the pandemic, it seems like it was a particularly productive period for a whole bunch of local food writers who have books coming out this fall. I’m excited about all of them. Instantly Mediterranean: Vibrant, Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot, Electric Pressure Cooker, and […]
Tag: Abra Berens
Abra Berens’s Homegrown Cookbook dinner, the Reader’s Book Swap, and more things to do in Chicago this week
Author Thomas Frank, Welcome to Night Vale live, and more happenings from April 11-14
Taking on food waste, one wilted vegetable at a time
At Stock, the cafe inside the new midwestern culinary mecca Local Foods, Abra Berens is giving new life to undesirable produce.
Hamburger Hop tickets are on sale, your chance to eat like a Google employee, and more
It may be the dog days of August, but events are still happening.
Walking around Local Foods—opening today—with Rob Levitt
Farm-to-table distributor and retailer Local Foods opens today; we got a tour beforehand.
The Key Ingredient Cook-Off kicks off again this Friday
The Reader’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off returns for its third year, this time featuring 22 chefs cooking with five different ingredients at the Lacuna Artist Lofts.
Coming soon: Local Foods, the Eataly of eating local
On Wednesday, Local Foods showed off its multifaceted approach to distributing—and advocating for—locally grown and raised farm products.
People Issue 2012: Abra Berens, the farmer
Co-owner of Bare Knuckle Farm: “I think people have lost some contact with how their food is grown.”
People Issue 2012
People Issue 2012: “You’ve just gotta filter out noise”
A pig to the slaughter, Key Ingredient dende oil, and more in this week’s Food & Drink
In this week’s Food & Drink: the farmer’s dilemma, Key Ingredient dende oil, and more
A butcher meets his meat
Rob Levitt of the Butcher and Larder recounts the killing, cleaning, and breaking down of a pig
The farmer’s dilemma
The farmer’s dilemma: a quick, clean slaughterhouse kill or a great life that ends with pain?
Key Ingredient: Pastry chef Sandra Holl of Floriole copes with apricot kernels
The Chef: Sandra Holl (Floriole Cafe & Bakery) The challenger: Abra Berens (Bare Knuckle Farm) The ingredient: Apricot Kernels “A lot of people say that they’re poisonous,” Sandra Holl says of apricot kernels. “They are, I guess, in large amounts.” Apricot kernels—the seeds inside of apricot pits—contain the compound amygdalin, which some people believe can […]
Abra Berens Talks Famous Kitchens
Farmer and chef Abra Berens shares a few anecdotes from behind the scenes at the Signature Room and Vie.
Key Ingredient: Abra Berens of Bare Knuckle Farm makes salt with silver needle tea
The Chef: Abra Berens (Bare Knuckle Farm) The challenger: Marianne Sundquist (In Fine Spirits) The ingredient: Yinzhen Silver Needle Tea Abra Berens is committed to cooking with local ingredients. She co-owns the two-year-old Bare Knuckle Farm—a small vegetable farm in Northport, Michigan, with chickens, ducks, geese, and hogs—and cooks at Vie, among other places, during […]