Market Haul: December 5



This week’s CSA box includes what will likely be the last of the season's broccoli, along with some gorgeous Brussels sprouts, crunchy kohlrabi, and plenty of root vegetables.

The Haul: Russet potatoes, Tuscan kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, kohlrabi, parsley

The Menu Ideas:

Southern Indian Vegetable Curry [Jamie Oliver] Ignore the long list of ingredients and adapt this recipe according to what you have on hand. Don’t like okra? Sub in cauliflower. Need to use up some carrots? Throw them in. The curry leaves are optional but coconut milk is a must.

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Market Haul: November 14, 2011



The seasonal parade of root vegetables begins with a CSA box filled with hardy, early winter offerings. Celery root, leeks, and potatoes are calling out to be made into soup, while the tiny leaves of red kale would be delicious rubbed with olive oil and served raw in a lemony salad.

The Haul: Leeks, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, celery root, daikon radish, baby red kale, chioggia beets

The Menu Ideas:

Truffled Potato–Leek Pierogi with Chive Crème Fraîche [JBF]

Black truffles bring these easy-to-make dumplings into special-occasion territory. For an everyday version, substitute minced cremini mushrooms sautéed in butter.

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Market Haul: October 31

market haul

This week’s haul is a cornucopia of greens: broccoli, broccoli rabe, escarole, collards. To avoid getting overwhelmed, it’s never a bad idea to wash and blanch your greens all at once so they’re ready to go throughout the week. For those of you haven’t tried Japanese salad turnips, they’re sweet and juicy and absolutely delicious eaten raw in salads or quickly braised, as in the recipe below. Eat their tops as you would any greens—we’re partial to a simple sauté with olive oil and garlic.

The Haul: Sweet potatoes, broccoli rabe, escarole, salad turnips, collard greens, broccoli, and Mutsu and Cameo apples

The Menu Ideas:

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli [Barefoot Contessa]
The recipe that will

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Ask a Chef: What Would You Eat for Your Last Meal on Earth?

"Cracklin' cornbread, crowder peas and pot liquor, pork roast, fried okra, panfried sweet potatoes, and mustard greens." –JBF Award Winner John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group, New Orleans

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi

We love this fall recipe for two reasons. First, sweet potatoes are one of our favorite ingredients of the season. Second, the root vegetable's moderate starch content will result in lighter gnocchi (lots of starch can make it chewy and dense). The dish comes from Jeff Crump's cookbook Earth to Table and will be served at tonight's Beard House dinner.

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