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I love quotes that add meaning to my life. Here are a few to live by:

Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
—Michael Pollan

Feeding nine billion people in a truly sustainable way will be one of the greatest challenges our civilization has had to confront. It will require the imagination, determination and hard work of countless people from all over the world. There is no time to lose.
—Jonathan A. Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, U of MN

The surest way to capture the flavors, colors, and textures of a culture is by using authentic products.
—Lidia Bastianich, from Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen

The most important habit you can develop is to taste as you are preparing something. Take a sample and taste it critically at different stages of the cooking, then correct the seasonings…
—Marion Cunningham, from Learning to Cook

Plant a vegetable garden if you have the space, a window box if you don’t.
—Michael Pollan

Stories

From the Sea Cloud to the Cloud Nine of Dining

From the Sea Cloud to the Cloud Nine of Dining

Guest blogger Margo Davis returns with a story about her recent trip to one of the best places to eat in the world, San Sebastian, Spain. Enjoy her story of Michelin three-star restaurants and cultural icons!


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Making Fresh Mozzarella

My good friend, Lisa Farrell, and I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon making mozzarella cheese in my kitchen, after having attended a workshop at City Market.


Remarkable Recipes, Remarkable Women

Remarkable Recipes, Remarkable Women

Enjoy this special biscuit recipe by Jean Zimmerman, in honor of Yvonne Brill, a rocket scientist awarded with the National Medal of Technology, whose NY Times obituary recognized her first off for her delicious beef stroganoff.


Subscribe to my Blog by March 31 to Benefit the VT Foodbank!

Subscribe to my Blog by March 31 to Benefit the VT Foodbank!

Subscribe now! For each new subscription to my blog from now through March 31, In the Kitchen with Bronwyn will donate $2 to the Vermont Foodbank.


An Adventure in Cooking, Food & Healthy Living…

An Adventure in Cooking, Food & Healthy Living…

My husband, Dan, and I both like to cook, so when we saw a course offered by Bronwyn Dunne through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Vermont, we jumped at the chance to participate in Cooking with the Masters.


A Spoonful of Fresh Maple Yogurt—Farmers to You Delivers!

A Spoonful of Fresh Maple Yogurt—Farmers to You Delivers!

By Laurie Caswell Burke. For months I had been promising my friend Greg that I would join him on one of his weekly trips to Boston, where his newly spawned company, Farmers to You, delivers a multitude of fresh Vermont products to eleven communities. Today I arrived at the Red Hen Bakery just as my friend Greg Georgaklis was loading armfuls of fresh loaves of bread into his truck.


Bronwyn Featured in Best of Burlington

Bronwyn Featured in Best of Burlington

When Best of Burlington, our monthly life and culture magazine, asked me to be the food personality for the holiday issue, I couldn’t say “no.” As you will read in the article, “In the Kitchen with Bronwyn: Tips for Holiday Entertaining,” my featured recipes are a combination of the old and the new.


A Last Feast Before A Perfect Storm

A Last Feast Before A Perfect Storm

By Margo Davis
T’was the hours before Sandy and all through the evening, no drink kept me steady, not even a toddy. Meanwhile, family in NY was holding a feast in the midst of the superstorm. I have tried to imagine this storm party, living in the moment, making merry and preparing the pheasants. Did they pluck and gut the birds? Also see a video on “Preparing a Pheasant for the Pot” and 3 pheasant recipes.


SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG BY DECEMBER 25 TO BENEFIT THE VERMONT FOODBANK!

SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG BY DECEMBER 25 TO BENEFIT THE VERMONT FOODBANK!

Subscribe now! For each new subscription to my blog from now through December 25, In the Kitchen with Bronwyn will donate $2 to the Vermont Foodbank.


Radio Flyer… but Melons or Swiss Chard?

Radio Flyer… but Melons or Swiss Chard?

By Margo Davis
My husband Tony and I go every Saturday and Sunday to two Palo Alto CA farmers’ markets. Entering the market engages all senses at every level and inspires endless memories à la Marcel Proust, madeleine cookies, and Radio Flyer red wagons.


The Modern 'fArms' Race - Pesticides & GMOs on HuffPost Live

The Modern ‘fArms’ Race – Pesticides & GMOs on HuffPost Live

Interested in learning more about GMOs? Click here to listen to a discussion about this issue, one that is affecting farming in this country today and will continue to affect the state of our food system well into the future.


Poster Girl for Local Food!

Poster Girl for Local Food!

I was happy to be the “poster girl” for farm fresh produce in this article, Embracing Local Food, by Shelburne News.


Vote for the Dinner Party by Michael Pollan, NY Times, Oct 10, 2012

Vote for the Dinner Party by Michael Pollan, NY Times, Oct 10, 2012

Read and comment on Michael Pollan’s Oct 10 New York Times commentary on what makes a food movement: Vote for the Dinner Party: Is this the year that the food movement finally enters politics?


My Mother-in-law's Favorite Meal: BLTs

My Mother-in-law’s Favorite Meal: BLTs

By Dawn Philibert
The beginning of August brings the ripening of wonderful fresh tomatoes, and, for me, warm memories of my mother-in-law’s favorite meal: BLTs.


2012 Marfa Dialogues: Politics & Culture of Climate & Sustainability

2012 Marfa Dialogues: Politics & Culture of Climate & Sustainability

The 2012 Marfa Dialogues: Politics & Culture of Climate & Sustainability in Marfa Texas featured Michael Pollen and Hamilton Fish. See the details.


See Bronwyn Jones Dunne in Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Program in VT Public Television’s Video Segment

Bronwyn Jones and VPT’s Brennan Neil recount the story of Julia Child’s search for the Jones home in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in the 1980’s.


This Little Miss Piggy Went to Market in California.....Saturday and Sunday!!!

This Little Miss Piggy Went to Market in California…..Saturday and Sunday!!!

By Margot Davis
You know you have discovered Paradise when you have not one but TWO, abundant farmers’ markets in one town each weekend.


Bronwyn Dunne Helps VT Public Television Honor Julia Child's 100th Birthday

Bronwyn Dunne Helps VT Public Television Honor Julia Child’s 100th Birthday

Julia Child changed the way Americans cook, eat and think about food. Vermont Public Television will honor the grand dame of cooking, television’s first superstar cook, on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 which would have been Child’s 100th birthday. VPT will broadcast a live, three-hour cooking special featuring dishes that showcase locally grown food as well […]


Imagine Who Is Coming to Dinner

Imagine Who Is Coming to Dinner

by Margo Davis
Imagine cooking for the food maven of all times, Judith Jones….


Simple Asian Meals

Simple Asian Meals

Who isn’t cooking Asian these days? I just had friends over for a dinner of our grass-fed beef short ribs only to be reminded at the last minute that one of them was a vegetarian. Out came my wok, frozen shrimp from my freezer, some snow peas, green onions, red peppers and a variety of soy, oyster and fish sauces, along with some cooking sherry. I improvised and my hungry friend seemed satisfied with the end result, a quasi-Chinese shrimp stir-fry. But, if I’d had Nina Simond’s book, Simple Asian Meals, I might have cooked a dish that would have made my short-rib eating friends jealous.


Off to "La Ville de Lumiere"

Off to “La Ville de Lumiere”

Paris is part of family lore. My father and my stepmother met there, courted there and spent their first years of marriage there. When I travel to Paris, I think how different my life would be if Evan and Judith hadn’t fallen in love with each other in Paris.


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featured events

Food events that have caught my eye.

ArtsRiot Truck Stop!

ArtsRiot Truck Stop!


Dinner Club at Agricola Farm

Dinner Club at Agricola Farm


TASTY PICKS

Good Food & Noteworthy Businesses

Hardwick Beef Ad #2

 


a La Carte Videos

Bronwyn Dunne and Judith Jones Prepare Two Potato Salads at Bryn Teg. See the recipes


Gateau de Crepes- In Molly’s Kitchen.
See recipe from the Smitten Kitchen



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