When is asparagus in season? How do I use tarragon? What is the best way to store fresh herbs? These questions and many more can be heard from every market aisle, farmers' market and beyond. Many people even find themselves spending hours hunting the Web and pouring through of cookbooks for more information.
Well, turn off the computer, put the cookbooks down and take a look at these new seasonality reference guides. Private chef and wellness expert Carlin Greenstein (she cooked for peeps like Harvey Weinstein, George Lucas and Vincent DOnofrio) and graphic designer Annie Stranger have teamed up to create two easy to use "food wheels" to show shoppers how they can eat seasonally and locally.
The New York Area Food Wheel is a tool that quickly shows you what is in season within each month, whats right around the corner and what you are eagerly going to have to wait for. The Illustrated Guide to 40 Culinary Herbs is a simple way to learn how to use all of those fresh herbs your friends say they know what to do with, as well as the edible parts, and how to properly store them.
These two wheels can be a perfect gift to that someone who you know is newly committed to eating local foods, or buy them for yourself and impress your friends with how knowledgeable you are when you prepare that meal with all local produce. The wheels are $11 each or $20 for both and are available at chewonthis.org.
Editor's Note: See chef Carlin Greenstein in action here:
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