Armory Review

As I opened the door into the quaint dining area I was overcome by a plethora of aromas dominated by a strong smoke. This was going to be amazing. The menu was posted on the classic 90's display board, little white magnetized letters that latched onto a black backdrop. Four tight columns divided into different... Continue Reading →

My Chicken

This post may have disturbing content to some. The night's sleep was interesting. I had about three separate episodes of dreams where I was late to get up. One of them I found myself back in Rhode Island and after glancing at the time I knew I wouldn't make it back to the farm. David... Continue Reading →

The Purpose: Why I Came to Pepperfield Farm

This notion, titled above, began and evolved before my arrival at Pepperfield.  From its inception this trip was intended to expand my knowledge of food. I desired to learn how many of the products I use on a regular basis are created. I had interests in acquiring some of this knowledge for both future applications... Continue Reading →

Basic Tomato Sauce

Yields 10 Portions Ingredients 2T Olive Oil 8c Tomato 1ea Onion, minced 1ea Anchovy 2T Brown sugar .5c Red wine 1oz Dry basil (Double if using fresh) 5ea clove garlic, grated Method 1.  Sweat onion, anchovy and sugar in oil until soft. 2.  Deglaze with red wine, cook out all alcohol. The sharp, stinging aroma... Continue Reading →

Cornbread – Simple and Delicious

Yields 16 Portions Ingredients 3ea Eggs .5C Milk .5C Whey or milk .25C Butter melted .5C Brown Sugar 2C Cornmeal 2t Salt 4t Baking Powder 1.25C Corn kernels (optional) Method 1.  Mix all dry ingredients. 2.  Mix all wet ingredients. 3.   Rest batter for 10 minutes. 4.  Bake 350 for 35 minutes in a 8x8... Continue Reading →

Omnivore’s Dilemma: Excerpt Synopsis and Review

Synopsis The modern supermarket offers such a maze of maize. All cleverly disguised behind 'All natural' and lines upon lines of literature composed to draw the attention of consumers. But, to many, the supermarket offers "outstanding biodiversity". Hundreds of species gathered together in a beautiful union to create a bounty no biome could even hope... Continue Reading →

Omnivore’s Dilemma: Full Synopsis and Review

Synopsis The modern supermarket offers such a maze of maize. All cleverly disguised behind 'All natural' and lines upon lines of literature composed to draw the attention of consumers. But, to many, the supermarket offers "outstanding biodiversity". Hundreds of species gathered together in a beautiful union to create a bounty no biome could even hope... Continue Reading →

Week 3: New Friends and Good Weather

My third week has been, the most productive by far! Probably most exciting is that David and I finished edits on my food philosophy. Monday was sunny but cold and we spent the morning with David's neighbor, Dave. To make things easy we call him the maple syrup guy. We spent an hour discussing his... Continue Reading →

What makes a great meal?

One of the statements I frequently encounter when someone serves me food frequently resembles "I hope my cooking is good enough for you." Usually there is some follow up with a remark about my occupation as a chef. And more often that not my response is always the same. It usually entails something like "I... Continue Reading →

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