The Local Food Report, with Elspeth Hay, is constantly exploring the Cape, Islands, the south Coast and all our farmer’s markets to find out what’s good, what’s growing, and what to do with it.
|Squid ink in your drink? A very dirty martini
It’s been a slow squid season this year, so why not use all of what you catch? This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth learns about the many culinary uses of squid ink, from risottos to martinis. Read more at Elspeth’s blog.
|Kale rabe: a local spring delicacy
Most cooks have heard of broccoli rabe. But what about other rabe varieties? This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with growers at the Orleans Farmers’ Market about this spring delicacy from the Brassica family. Read more at Elspeth’s blog.
|Hunting for watercress in the Herring River
Watercress was introduced to North America hundreds of years ago by European settlers. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay goes foraging for the edible aquatic green in the Herring River in Wellfleet. Read more at Elspeth’s blog.
|Foraging for a green that stings? Nettles in the kitchen
Most people think of stinging nettles as an obnoxious—and painful—weed. But this week on the Local Food Report, Falmouth resident Fiamma Straneo takes Elspeth foraging for stinging nettles and remembers nettle recipes from her childhood in Italy. Read more at Elspeth’s blog.
|A Slow-Rise Bread with an Unusual Local Grain
This week, Elspeth talks with Ed Miller of Wellfleet about a slow-rise spelt bread made with locally grown grain. Read more at Elspeth’s blog.