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Wild Flavors is an IACP Finalist!

Congratulations are in order for Didi Emmons, author of Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm. Last Thursday, Feburary 16th, finalists for this year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook awards were announced, and Wild Flavors is a finalist in the Food Matters category! Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards and widely lauded as the most selective in the industry, IACP has been presenting its cookbook awards for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in culinary writing and publishing, and to expand the public’s awareness of culinary literature. Winners will be announced on April 2. What are readers saying about this fun and unique cookbook? Here’s a recent customer review: “This is an incredible must-have book for anyone out there who likes to know where their food comes from and enjoys exploring new flavors in their kitchen. Recipes aside for a moment, the book itself is beautiful. The pictures pull you into the lush verdant world that is Eva’s Garden, and I have spent hours reading through the charming, funny, and poignant vignettes, stories, and lessons that give the reader a glimpse into the quirky but purposeful life of Eva Sommaripa. …If you are intimidated by fresh herbs (I was), this book will change your life — Emmons writes about each ingredient as she would an old friend, giving unfamiliar herbs like Chervil or African Basil context and personality that will help ease your anxieties. …This is my new favorite book and I would recommend it to anyone interested in food, farming, or the environment!” –BookWorm Check it out for yourself, and stay tuned to hear about the IACP award! We’ll be waiting impatiently by the inbox to hear the results on April 2!


Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Pancake

When most people think pancakes, they think breakfast. But for Amy Halloran, breakfast is only the start.Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, is a self-described pancake connoisseur. From a young age, she was entranced by the magic of bubbly batter rising to fluffy cakes on the griddle. Over time, her love of pancakes developed […] Read More..

What in the World is a Pawpaw?

Have you heard of the pawpaw? A few generations ago, most would say “yes!” You could ask just about anyone and they could tell you what this fruit looked and tasted like, and more importantly, where to find it. But today, the pawpaw remains a mystery to some and entirely unknown to others. In Pawpaw: […] Read More..

5 Creative Summer Drinks to Help You Cool Off

Now that we’re in the “dog days” of summer, the heat can feel a little unrelenting. There’s no better way to cool off than with a refreshing, cold beverage – especially when that beverage is made with local, organic ingredients and can give you an added health boost! While our experienced foragers and nutrition experts […] Read More..

Beat the Heat and Be Good to Your Gut: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes

Recent research has shown that the trillions of microbes living in our gut, also known as our microbiome, can affect both our brain function and our mood and can be linked to a number of disorders ranging from allergies and asthma to autism, ADD, depression, and more. What we ingest can either help or hurt […] Read More..

Inside the Rise of the Local Grains Movement

Our daily bread. Breaking bread together. Bread and butter. These are all common phrases that reflect bread’s foundational role in our diet and in the building of our civilization. The stored energy of grain first allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering to building settled communities—even great cities. So why in an […] Read More..