Play with Fire
It was a simple recipe: begin with superb ingredients, add innovative chefs and allow, no insist, they all play with fire.
And the fires were smoking hot!
And then, it got funky. Real funky.
Cooking up a storm on behalf of the FarmOn! Foundation, chefs from the United States and Canada teamed together to prepare some outrageously delicious small plates.
Check out this list:
Zakary Pelaccio, Jori Jayne Emde, and Kevin Pomplun and Matty Matheson Their whole smoked pig on roti and Parker House rolls with umeboshi, spicy yogurt and maple and chili sauce. So good.
Francisco J. Migoya Ganache truffles scented with tobacco? Lemon-Verbena ice pops? Come on, that’s creativity you can eat.
Local mixologists–Kat, Dunn, Trevor Schneider, Lynette Marrero, Greg Seider, and Paul Maloney–were shakin’ it all afternoon long.
Here’s a bit of background about FarmOn! Foundation.
It’s the brainchild of Tessa Edick.
She heads the non-profit organization and public charity that creates and funds youth educational programming and works to preserve family farming in America.
It’s a collaboration of professional farmers, educators, influencers, supporters, nutritionists, students, and community leaders invested in the future of local agriculture and supporting local economies.
So it’s easy to see that all this was for a very good cause.
Photo credit: Slow Films
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