At Stock, the cafe inside the new midwestern culinary mecca Local Foods, Abra Berens is giving new life to undesirable produce.
Tag: Bare Knuckle Farm
Walking around Local Foods—opening today—with Rob Levitt
Farm-to-table distributor and retailer Local Foods opens today; we got a tour beforehand.
124 tasty things from 2012
I ate it all
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.”
Apple-fed pastured pig parts, brought to you by Buick
On smuggling a pig from Michigan
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?
One Sip: Nightwood’s nocino
A handcrafted version of the hard-to-find walnut liqueur
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 […]
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 […]