Last Chance Foods: About Those Rabbits on the Rooftop...

Friday, January 04, 2013

Chef Jacques Gautier explains his motivations for raising rabbits on his rooftop garden and using them for food. He also shares his recipe for rabbit tacos.

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Last Chance Foods: Seasonal Cocktails to Ring in a New Year

Friday, December 28, 2012

Four bartenders from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens recommend seasonal cocktails for ringing in the new year. Try recipes for homemade eggnog and the New Brunswick.


Last Chance Foods: A Whole Latke Love

Friday, December 14, 2012

Einat Admony, the chef of Balaboosta and Taïm, talks about the best way to make latkes and shares her recipe for Potato, Yam & Carrot Latke with Honey, Preserved Lemons & Yogurt Sauce.


Last Chance Foods: Fennel From Top to Bottom

Friday, December 07, 2012

Whitney Wright of Gilt Taste talks about the different textures and multiples uses for fennel. Try her recipe for Easy Fennel Gratin.

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Last Chance Foods: Twinkie Confessional

Friday, November 30, 2012

Steve Ettlinger, author of Twinkie, Deconstructed, talks about what goes into a Twinkie and how to make your own.


Last Chance Foods: How WNYC Celebrates Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC host Brian Lehrer, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and On the Media co-host Brooke Gladstone talk about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and share some of their favorite holiday recipes.

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Last Chance Foods: Use Kabocha for Pumpkin Pie and Kick the Canned Stuff

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo recommends using kabocha squash to make very sweet, exceptionally creamy pumpkin pie filling. Also, try her recipe for spiced kabocha squash soup.

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Last Chance Foods: Post-Sandy Farm Report

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Farmers from around the area are making repairs, cleaning up, and getting back to their markets. Last Chance Foods spoke with farmers in Long Island and New Jersey and got the latest news from New York City's farmers markets.

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Last Chance Foods: Chard Decisions

Friday, October 26, 2012

Lauren Baccus and Alan Sherouse of Hell's Kitchen Farm Project talk about growing chard on the roof of Metro Baptist Church. Try Baccus' recipe for black bean chili with butternut squash and swiss chard.


Last Chance Foods: A Tropical Transplant in East New York

Thursday, October 18, 2012

At East New York Farms in Brookyn, Malabar spinach is a popular leafy green that customers use in Caribbean cuisine. Learn more and check out recipes.

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Last Chance Foods: In the Cornfield

Friday, October 12, 2012

Farmer Kurt Alstede recommends eating fresh sweet corn raw and explained why a little dry weather can make for sweeter fruits and vegetables. Also, try Alstede Farms' recipe for Basil Tomato Cream Corn.

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Last Chance Foods: Eggplants of All Stripes and Colors

Friday, September 28, 2012

Gail Hepworth of Hepworth Farms, which supplies the Park Slope Food Co-Op, talks about growing more than 15 varieties of eggplants. Try two recipes for eggplant caponata.

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Last Chance Foods: Forget the Gingham, This is How to Put Up Tomatoes for Winter

Friday, September 21, 2012

Francis Lam shares his recipe for "Tomato Bomb Concentrate" and oven-dried tomatoes.


Last Chance Foods: A Plethora of Peppers

Friday, September 14, 2012

Riverpark's chef Sisha Ortúzar and urban farmer Zach Pickens talk about using and growing sweet and spicy peppers. Also, try Riverpark's recipe for Chilled Spicy Farm Pepper Soup.


Last Chance Foods: Cantaloupe Concerns

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After recent reports of cantaloupe contaminated with salmonella, Long Island farmer Thomas Wickham talks about fielding questions from customers concerned about the safety of their fruit. 


Last Chance Foods: A Farm Grows in Red Hook

Friday, August 31, 2012

At Red Hook Community Farm in Brooklyn, kids help plant vegetables on top of asphalt and learn to love their greens through communal meals.


Last Chance Foods: Cool Cukes

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cookbook author Mindy Fox talks about the different varieties of cucumbers currently available and touts their versatility. Try her recipe for Cucumber and Summer Tomato Salad with Fresh Herb Leaves and Barely Pickled Red Onion.

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Last Chance Foods: Growing a Community Garden

Friday, August 17, 2012

Author Robin Shulman and El Jardin Del Paraiso garden coordinator Annalee Sinclair talk about how a community garden can help change the urban landscape and how people eat. Also, try Sinclair's recipe for country green beans with new potatoes.

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Last Chance Foods: Clues to Finding a Sweet Blueberry

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The sweetness of a blueberry depends on color, not size, according to Jennifer Devillo of Patty's Berries and Bunches. Learn more and try Amy Edding's recipe for blueberry cobbler.


Last Chance Foods: Loving the Humble Hybrid Tomato

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ron Binaghi III of Stokes Farm in Old Tappan, N.J., talks about reasons to appreciate humble, hothouse-grown hybrid tomatoes. His dad recommends a thick slice of tomato on a slice of good bread with a generous amount of mayo, but you can also try Stokes Farms' favorite Baked Parmesan Tomato recipe.