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I love quotes that add meaning to my life. Here are a few to live by:
We can dramatically increase global food availability and environmental sustainability by using more of our crops to feed people directly and less to fatten livestock.
—Jonathan A. Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, U of MN
Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
People who eat according to the rules of a traditional food culture are generally healthier than those of us eating a modern Western diet of processed food.
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!
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
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 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…
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!
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
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
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 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?
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
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!
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
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
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
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!!!
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
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
by Margo Davis
Imagine cooking for the food maven of all times, Judith Jones….
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”
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.
Food events that have caught my eye.
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Bronwyn Dunne and Judith Jones Prepare Two Potato Salads at Bryn Teg. See the recipes
Gateau de Crepes- In Molly’s Kitchen.
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- This is Not a Gardening Blog - Apr 2017
- New Guest Writer: Welcome Corrie to the Green Mountain State! - Apr 2017
- A Farewell To The Green Mountain State - Jul 2016
- Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup, Part II - May 2016
- Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup - Mar 2016
- Gratitude - Dec 2015
- Food Entrepreneurs Part V: Brio Coffeeworks - Nov 2015
- Food Entrepreneurs Part IV: Tomgirl Juice Co. - Oct 2015
- Food Entrepreneurs Series Part III: The Bakery At The Farmhouse Kitchen - Aug 2015
- Food Entrepreneurship in Vermont Part II: Bijou Fine Chocolates - Jul 2015
- Summer Events In Vermont - Jul 2015
- Is Localizing America’s Food System Possible? - Jun 2015
- Food Entrepreneurship in Vermont Part I: SharkBite Hummus - Jun 2015
- Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering - May 2015
- Late Sugaring In The Northeast Kingdom - May 2015
- Baking With Bayley Hazen Blue - Apr 2015
- Vermont Artisan Village - Mar 2015
- A Rare Book Indeed - Nov 2014
- It’s Time for an Organic Revolution! - Sep 2014
- Food for the Soul as well as the Body: Shojin Ryori - Aug 2014
- The Venerable Shojin Ryori Cuisine of Japan by Hiroko Shimbo - Aug 2014
- Better than Summer Camp: Summer Programs in Cheese Making, Fermentation, Charcuterie, Draft Horse Farming & Food Writing at Sterling College - May 2014
- We Did It! GMO Labeling Passed in Both the Vermont House & Senate - Apr 2014
- A Very Important Birthday: Judith Jones Celebrates Her 90th Birthday! - Mar 2014
- A Book Is On Its Way! As my interest in local farming has grown, I find myself writing a book… - Jan 2014
- After the Barn Fire Fundraiser Dinner to Benefit Maple Wind Farm – Tues, Jan 28 at Hinesburgh Public House - Jan 2014
- Sign Up for Blog Updates from In the Kitchen with Bronwyn & We’ll Donate $2 to the VT Foodbank for each subscription through Dec 31! - Nov 2013
- A Recipe for the Holidays from Shelburne Farms - Nov 2013
- When the Farm is a School: Shelburne Farms - Nov 2013
- Bronwyn Jones Dunne Selected by IACP as Featured Blogger - Nov 2013
- Fairfield Farm at The Hotchkiss School: Where Academics & Agriculture Meet - Oct 2013
- Farm to School – Not Just a Slogan - Oct 2013
- The Making of the “Zetterburger”: A True Tale of Creativity in the Kitchen - Aug 2013
- The “Zetterburger” Recipe - Aug 2013
- From the Sea Cloud to the Cloud Nine of Dining - Aug 2013
- Making Fresh Mozzarella - Jul 2013
- The Spirit of Vermont at the 2013 UVM Food Sustainability Summit - Jul 2013
- My Shangri-La: A Weekend at Twin Farms Resort - Jun 2013
- Twin Farms’ Gluten-Free Soufflé Pancake Recipe - Jun 2013
- Remarkable Recipes, Remarkable Women - Apr 2013
- Food & Art at Twin Farms - Apr 2013
- Video of Bronwyn Dunne & Judith Jones Preparing Potato Salads at BrynTeg - Mar 2013
- Potatoes from Peru: An Ancestral Flavor Reclaimed - Mar 2013
- Cookbook Author Joan Nathan’s 70th Birthday Party - Feb 2013
- Subscribe to my Blog by March 31 to Benefit the VT Foodbank! - Feb 2013
- The Mindful Carnivore - Jan 2013
- An Adventure in Cooking, Food & Healthy Living… - Jan 2013
- Caledonia Spirits & Winery: The Honey Man’s Dream - Dec 2012
- A Spoonful of Fresh Maple Yogurt—Farmers to You Delivers! - Dec 2012
- Bronwyn Featured in Best of Burlington - Dec 2012
- Private Cooking Classes with Bronwyn! - Dec 2012
- A Last Feast Before A Perfect Storm - Nov 2012
- Two Last Meals, Part 2: Breakfast at The Inn at Shelburne Farms - Nov 2012
- Radio Flyer… but Melons or Swiss Chard? - Nov 2012
- Two Last Meals, Part 1: Lunch at the Circus Smirkus Pie Car - Nov 2012
- Cedar Circle Farm’s 2012 Heirloom Tomato Guide - Oct 2012
- My Mother-in-law’s Favorite Meal: BLTs - Oct 2012
- Fall’s Upon Us: Tomato Harvest Festival & Circus Smirkus - Oct 2012
- Wholegrain Sourdough Breads 2 Day Class with John Mellquist of Trukenbrod Mill & Bakery - Oct 2012
- Cold Pea Soup: Catching up with Summer Flavor & My Move - Sep 2012
- See Bronwyn Jones Dunne in Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Program in VT Public Television’s Video Segment - Aug 2012
- Cooking with Evan Jones: My Father’s Recipes, Part 4 of 4 - Aug 2012
- Bronwyn Dunne Helps VT Public Television Honor Julia Child’s 100th Birthday - Aug 2012
- Cooking with Evan Jones: My Father’s Recipes, Part 3 of 4 - Jun 2012
- Cooking with Evan Jones: My Father’s Recipes, Part 2 of 4 - May 2012
- Imagine Who Is Coming to Dinner - Apr 2012
- Cooking with Evan Jones: My Father’s Recipes, Part 1 of 4 - Apr 2012
- A Dinner at Salt Café after Tropical Storm Irene - Apr 2012
- Welcome to my Kitchen! - Apr 2012