America’s Best Artisanal Foods

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More and more Americans want to know where their food comes from, and are seeking out food produced at a small scale on the local level. Food writer Rebecca Gray tells us where to find America’s best artisanal foods, from chocolate and cheese to old-fashioned sodas. Her new book is American Artisanal.


Rebecca Gray

Comments [4]

anonyme from midtown manhattan

OMG re cheese - having lived in the Alps of course I am a cheese lover - BUT lately buying local raw artisinal cheese from farmers - mmmmmmmmm - local cheddar stands up to those yummy local French cheeses.

Aug. 13 2008 01:00 PM
anonyme from midtown manhattan

One observation about local food - traditionally, mountain people used to trade to get sale from seaside people - so there is a need for some traded food, like salt.

Aug. 13 2008 12:58 PM
exlege from brooklyn

Cow is a cow? Leonard, I am surprised at you. Surely you were playing devil's advocate.

Aug. 13 2008 12:53 PM
Anne from Manhattan

Something seems a little off about what she's saying, speaking first hand about having a rule where what's hunted that evening must be eaten.

First of all, hunting is much better in the morning.

Second, it's pretty much impossible for one family to eat the meat from an entire deer. One animal yeilds too much meat. This is the same with fruit trees and other produce. So when you live in a real situation like this, a lot of meat and produce is given away (not even sold - since families are just happy to see it eaten instead of rotting).

Aug. 13 2008 12:51 PM

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