Growing lettuce in the full heat of summer is a challenge here in the northeast United States.
For me a great remedy to my summer lettuce blues is a look back at spring. So join me for a look back to May when things looked a lot more appealing than the picture to the right. Now the reality is that there are some secrets to success to growing lettuce in the heat of summer. I'll share these tips with you in episode 124 later this week. For now enjoy the photos below. Ciao4Now!
This photo essay is dedicated Laura, Nora and Katherine, three women leading the effort to open the Amherst Community Market,
a real worker and consumer owned food coop. 30+ years ago I joined a
food coop in Ithaca, New York and it changed my life. I'll share more in
episode 124 but in the meantime enjoy the photo essay. To view the
photos in full screen click on the 'play' arrow. Then click on the 4 arrow
full screen symbol on the bottom right of the photo viewer.
Jacques Torres is a true artist when it comes to his chocolate truffles. They are 'ta die fawh' as is his lightly spiced hot chocolate. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting his kitchen and store in Brooklyn, New York.
Another genius chocolatier, Joel Durand, has his culinary workshop in St. Remy de Provence. His work surpasses even the remarkable Torres. I had the good fortune of making regular visits to Durand's shop while living near by in Aix-en-Provence. Both can be located on the Culinary Compass Map.
This is a short video of Monsieur Torres taking you on a tour of his kitchen. A must watch for any of you who are chocolate lovers. Below the video are photos I took on my recent visit.