Today at 2:30 at Boston City Hall the future of Boston’s food truck scene is up for discussion.
The indefatigable Penny Cherubino of BostonZest.com recently posted an interview for Serious Eats with City Council President Mike Ross, in which Ross talks about the current state of the food truck scene here in town and the reasons he believes the food entrepreneurs behind the movement need to be heard out and supported in their efforts.
If you want to speak up and be heard, now’s your chance! Head to City Hall this afternoon. Or, voice your support by contacting Ross via email or snailmail; BostonZest has provided the contact information.
Follow PRK’s Jessica Alpert HERE as she makes (er, eats) her way through the 1st annual Boston Food Truck Festival held in Beantown’s South End just a few weeks ago.
Stella and Jennifer of Maggie's Farm (Photo: Alexandra Dimodica)
It only takes a bite out of a juicy nectarine. Or the smell of fresh tomatoes. Or one look at rainbow chard’s beautiful natural coloring. A walk through the stalls allows even the non-local believer to understand the beauty that a farmers’ market holds.
While visiting local markets in August during Massachussetts Farmers Market week, I took in the tastes and smells that hard-working local farmers bring to the table – and those that they allow me to feast upon in my own kitchen.
(Photo: Alexandra Dimodica)
Local farmers’ markets felt the love during this weeklong celebration. All-day festivals, cooking demonstrations, and raffles were in town for the occasion.
While visiting the Lexington and Belmont Farmers Markets, voted Best of Boston by The Boston Globe in 2010 and 2009 respectively, I was pleased to hear that this burst of affection was not a brief fling, but instead a long term love affair. The farmers I spoke with have received affection from passionate market patrons for years. Continue reading
Photo: Jon Stammers/Flickr
Calling all meat-eaters! Have you ever tried goat? (I haven’t.) ‘Feel like you know how best to shop for and cook it? PRK guest contributor Anastacia Marx de Salcedo of Slow Food Boston has put together a write-up, complete with videos, on where in the Boston area to get your hands on great quality goat meat and what to do with it to make an equally great, home-made meal.
Goat, Three Ways: A Video Guide to Goat Meat
Photo: Wallula Junction/Flickr
Recently, I picked up some tapioca from the grocer’s refrigerator in those little plastic pudding cups. I brought ‘em home, tossed a few blueberries on top of one and had a yummy snack. But after thinking about it, I was left wondering what it was, elementally, I had eaten. Hail the Internet! I went online to find an answer to an age-old question: “What are those little lumps in my tapioca?”
What I found was a blogosphere filled with decadent home-made tapioca recipes so distinctive and indulgent I succumbed. In addition, I came across a fascinating culinary history lesson AND an answer to that ‘lump conundrum’ palatable and friendly enough to put my mind at ease.
But! Before we get to the good stuff - the recipes, and there are many- let’s get at that elephant in the room. Or, in this case, that pea under the mattress. The lumps. Continue reading