Visit my book review over at The Rapidian, or visit amazon.com to learn more about Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution (American Palate) by Lisa Rose Starner. Grand Rapids’ food scene is bursting with local flavor. Farmers, teachers, chefs and activists are taking back … [Read more...]
Cook & Grow
Cooking, gardening, and other ways to keep it REALLY local.
Fred Bueltmann (also known as The Beervangelist) is an owner of New Holland Brewing Co. and an outspoken, fiercely passionate champion of well-made beer and food. Well-known in the beer and food communities, Fred’s exuberant and sometimes manic quest to artfully integrate … [Read more...]
It's that time of year again! Whether you are starting a garden for the first time or just thinking about taking the plunge, there are lots of resources to help West Michiganders get out in the dirt and growing food in your own backyard--can't get more local than that. … [Read more...]
Up until a few years ago, my favorite way of eating carrots was baby carrots out of the plastic bag with a hefty tub of ranch. Then I started getting them in my CSA share and I decided I needed to do something other than eating them raw. … [Read more...]
I've often thought that pears get the shaft. When people think fall, they think apples. Nothing's as American as apple pie. And no one goes to the fair to get caramel pears. So let's raise a glass of perry to celebrate the under-appreciated fruit. … [Read more...]