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October 4, 2009

When the chefs will be at the market today


Below is the schedule of chef/farm pairings and the times the chefs will be at the market.

This is also the post I told you I might or might not remember to do about the Fabulous Farm to Table Tour.

If you go to the farmers market under the viaduct today, please post what you thought of the event below. Or you can just tell me about what great bicolor corn I missed by being in Evanston. 

I'm spending my time washing my hands and trying to avoid the flu, not having wonderful meals to tell you about. So far, so good, but my daughter hasn't been so lucky. ...

Not that she has the flu (I don't think), but I went with her to the student health services yesterday to get her flu shot, and since then she's been feeling punk. I think I'm going to have to do the excellent Top 10 idea Charm City Mom Kate gave me, Top 10 foods to eat when you have the flu.

Not this week because I'll still be on vacation, so I'm going to use one John Lindner sent me, but maybe the following week. If it weren't for the fact that it's reprinted in the paper edition, I'd name one through three foods to eat when you have the flu and leave the rest of them blank. I never have much appetite when I'm sick.

But I'm getting off topic here. This is the schedule the PR person sent me, if you want to go see a particular chef today. While you're at it, see if Chef Sandlin will tell you if she's leaving Abacrombie or if that's just a rumor:

Pairings subject to change

Tent 1:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Jesse Sandlin of Abacrombie + Richfields Farms/South Mt. Creamery

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Jason Gehring of Cinghiale + Woerner’s Orchards

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Chris Paternotte of Taverna Corvino + South Mt. Creamery/Triangle Apiaries

Tent 2:

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Bill Crouse of Sotto Sopra + Richfields Farms

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen + Reid’s Orchard

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Patrick Morrow of Ryleigh’s Oyster + Gunpowder Bison

Tent 3:

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Rashad Edwards of Meli Patisserie & Bistro + Truck Patch Farms

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ben Troast of Regi’s American Bistro + Bartenfelder Farms/Martin Farms

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Brian Martin of Kali’s Court + TBD

Tent 4:

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Sandy Lawler of Feast @ 4 East + Jean-Michel Company/Gunpowder Bison/Martin Farms

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sandra Long of Charm City Cupcakes + TBD
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Michael Costa of Pazo + Richfields Farms


Posted by Elizabeth Large at 6:52 AM | | Comments (8)


I didn't read this post before I ate Jesse Sandlin's delicious broccoli soup, so I failed to ask your important question, but I did love the soup.

I also had butternut squash ravioli with fried sage from the Sotto Sopra chef and a mini bison burger with tomato chutney from Feast @ 4 East and Gunpowder farms.

All of it was free, and if you got three stamps for visiting the tents, you could claim a free herb. My new sage plant will replace my tired, browned dill plant on my windowsill.

Oh, and there was bicolor corn. I did not buy any, but I stocked up on grapes, raspberries, apples, pickles, olives, blue cheese and on-sale kale.

Anyone else obsessed with the beautiful sheepskins on the southeast side? I can't stop thinking about them.

MEM, if you think those are good looking sheepskins, you need to get yourself to Iceland, or, if your budget won't stretch that far, to the Sheep and Wool Festival in, um...that H county to the west of us, not the one to the NE of us. It'll be the first weekend in May.

(Sorry, Elizabeth, I didn't go to market today, having been up late rocking out.)

I wish I had seen this before we went. I didn't realize the food was changing over at a certain time, and so while we were there at almost the transition points, we did not get double-samples. Drat.

The bison burgers got rave reviews from the meat eaters. The butternut squash ravioli was sweet and tart (the sauce). There was a nice simple salad at one booth - with a blood orange and almond on top. And then a dessert-like pumpkin custard thing from the Cinghale folks who handed out the recipe and it looked like it would take the better part of 2 days to assemble all of the pieces.

All in all it made a nice addition to the market, and oddly had me liking Toyota for sponsoring it. Probably much better spent advertising money than random TV ads.

Saw the 8:00 shift of chefs and my companions ate what was on offer. It was a little early in the day for me to eat broccoli soup, etc. I thought the market was less busy than usual today.

EL, if I remember correctly (which is not a given) the flu shot actually gives you a very mild case of the flu so your body can build the antibodies to the "real" flu. Some folks get more developed flu symptoms which should go away in a few days. I hope that's what happened to Gailor (Get well quick - please).

RiE, no flu from the flu shot. It's not live antibodies. The mist, however; is live and may give some symptoms.

For folks who say the flu shot gave them the flu, not true, you were exposed before you got your shot.

Joyce W., that may be true, but my sister gets the flu EVERY time she gets a flu shot.

Didn't wait in line for any of the samples, but I did get a free Boos cutting board for taking a 3 minute ride in a new Prius. Brussels sprouts beginning to make their appearance, and great deals on butternut squash (2 for $1!) Yum.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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