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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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60-Second Stir Fry: Mindy Fox

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cookbook author Mindy Fox gives her take on some Chicago staples in this 60-Second Stir-Fry.

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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.

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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.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Ron Binaghi III

Friday, August 03, 2012

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Some of our Last Chance Foods guests go limp at the thought of the Stir Fry, but not Ron Binaghi III of Stokes Farm in Old Tappan, New Jersey.  Just like his family farm's tomatoes, Binaghi thrives in the heat of the hot seat.

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Last Chance Foods: Amaranth's Ancient History

Friday, July 27, 2012

Amaranth, a plant long cultivated for its seeds and leaves, is thriving at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Chef Ariel Nadelberg talks about cooking with the greens and herb gardener Caleb Leech explains why the plant is a survivor. Try Nadelberg's recipe for Amaranth Two Ways with Miso, Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms, and Summer Squash.

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Last Chance Foods: Getting to Know Borage

Friday, July 20, 2012

Borage may not be very well known, but chef Evan Hanczor says the herb is delicious and may even protect your tomato plants from pests. Try his recipe for Tomato, Cucumber, and Borage Bread Salad.

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Last Chance Foods: Secrets For Perfect Stuffed Grape Leaves

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chef Diane Kochilas shares her tips on making tender, sweet and savory stuffed grape leaves. Check out her dolmades recipe. 

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Last Chance Foods: Fuss-Free Favas

Friday, June 29, 2012

Author and former Chez Panisse chef Tamar Adler shares her shortcut for fava bean prep. Also, try her recipe for Fava Bean Toast. 

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Last Chance Foods: That's One Rad Radicchio

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The farmers of Brooklyn Grange talk about planting, growing and eating castelfranco, a bitter radicchio that is almost out of season. Try Brooklyn Grange's recipe for Orechiette with Castelfranco and Guanciale.

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Last Chance Foods: A Brooklyn Take on Soda

Friday, June 15, 2012

Brooklyn Soda Works puts a foodie spin on a much-maligned beverage by creating artisanal, seasonal soda from fresh fruit juice. Try out the company's recipe for an Apple & Ginger Dark 'n' Stormy.

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Last Chance Foods: Burdock Stalking

Friday, June 08, 2012

Forager Leda Meredith recommends burdock flower stalks as a delicious and easy-to-identify wild edible. Try her simple burdock stalk recipe.

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Last Chance Foods: Growing Fish in a Barrel

Friday, June 01, 2012

Fish farmer Christopher Toole talks about raising fish in plastic bins in the Bronx and how it could be the future of urban farming. Try his recipe for Pan Sautéed Tilapia with Invasive Weeds Pesto and Oyster Mushrooms.

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