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 […]
Author Thomas Frank, Welcome to Night Vale live, and more happenings from April 11-14
At Stock, the cafe inside the new midwestern culinary mecca Local Foods, Abra Berens is giving new life to undesirable produce.
It may be the dog days of August, but events are still happening.
Farm-to-table distributor and retailer Local Foods opens today; we got a tour beforehand.
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.
On Wednesday, Local Foods showed off its multifaceted approach to distributing—and advocating for—locally grown and raised farm products.
Co-owner of Bare Knuckle Farm: “I think people have lost some contact with how their food is grown.”
People Issue 2012: “You’ve just gotta filter out noise”
In this week’s Food & Drink: the farmer’s dilemma, Key Ingredient dende oil, and more
Rob Levitt of the Butcher and Larder recounts the killing, cleaning, and breaking down of a pig
The farmer’s dilemma: a quick, clean slaughterhouse kill or a great life that ends with pain?
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 […]
Farmer and chef Abra Berens shares a few anecdotes from behind the scenes at the Signature Room and Vie.
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 […]