PA Corporate Chef Steph's take from this week's Market Report "Good Buy"
If you are anything like me, you cook seasonally. Pumpkin in fall. Asparagus in spring. Leafy greens in winter. I’m just hard wired to think like that! But many crops we associate with certain seasons actually do very well in others due to advancement in growing techniques and random weather patterns. And just as luck would have it, tomatoes are doing very well right now! Spike those wintery salads with gorgeous, gleaming grape tomatoes. Roast deeply cherry tomatoes right on the vine with plenty of olive oil and salt, and pluck them luxuriously from charcuterie boards and appetizer trays. Romas, one of my favorite workhorse varieties, are lovely sliced paper-thin and baked right on top of mac and cheese. However you use them, tomatoes are an unexpected way to breathe life into your favorite wintery dishes!
About the Chef
Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.