The truth is, these cold lean months are my favorite when it comes to eating... all the delicious produce that grows underground this time of year is sweet and hearty. I have more recipes for rib-sticking soups and stews than I could ever hope to get to, and I gleefully bake away sweet treats in the kitchen just to keep the place warmed up.
Join me next Thursday night at ChefShop.com for a Winter Farmers' Market Class, where we'll talk about just why local grains, dried beans and superdelicious fresh produce make winter a culinary wonderland. Class is a demonstration format and includes wine and appetizers along with dinner, plus a 10% shopping discount the evening of the event.
Learn the meatless secret of savory Sunchoke, Lentil and Walnut Pate; take familiar flavors into new territory with Reisling-Braised Apples and Leek; let the Black Barley Risotto with Greens, Beans and Goat Cheese make eating healthy an easy treat; a spoonful of Roasted Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup with Herb Oil will make you wish for winter without end. We'll also serve up a Sweet Potato and Dried Fig Tsimmes-a healthy holiday dessert perfect for every day of the week.
Check out the recipe for the Sunchoke, Lentil an Walnut Pate here!