by Deirdre Parker Smith for The Salisbury Post, August 12, 2014
It was a busy, loud and frantic Market Chef competition on Saturday, with three chefs and their assistants vying for the win.
Becky and Autumn Ulrich, winners of the first competition on July 19, were back, along with Christine Wilson, who chose Quinn Scarvey, the first round's second place winner, as her assistant, and Penny Collins and Laura Vella, both of whom have "done some chefing," as Laura pointed out.
The secret ingredients for this round were guinea fowl from Yorke Reynolds and bitter melon from Lee Ly.
You could see some surprise on the contestants' faces. They also had to use three of these four ingredients: eggplant, tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers or mustard.
There was a mad grab for ingredients, then contestants had $10 and 15 minutes to shop. Christine and Quinn picked up purple okra and Thai basil. Penny and Laura got corn, scallions, zucchini, onion and basil, and Becky and Autumn got squash and basil.
We will have full Winter Harvest details available in two weeks (late August). If you would like to know about the program, please browse the article below. Specific details will be forthcoming and updated in the information below by late August. Thank you!
Every year Bread Riot is proud to partner with local farmers to offer bulk meat purchases. We strive to conduct at least 2 bulk beef purchases per year - one in the early spring and one in the fall.
We are currently taking orders for our next Beef purchase that has a tenative pick-up date of August 25. Our supplier this time will be Big Oak Farm of Kannapolis.
Join us at the Center for the Environment in late September/early October for our next movie viewing and local food tasting. This time we'll be viewing A Place At The Table, from the people that brought you Food Inc.
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don't know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
Further details and an extact date and time will be announced soon.