Upcoming Events with @NYLocavore (Late Summer/Fall 2013)

Wine! Moonshine! Cheese! Apples! Farms! This is my absolute favorite time of year. I hope you’ll join me! Sunday, August 11 Foraging in Prospect Park www.foragewithleda.eventbrite.com Saturday, August 24 Dutchess County Fair https://dutchessfair2013.eventbrite.com/ Saturday, September 7 Bus Ride to Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest https://foodwinefest2013.eventbrite.com/ Sunday, September 8 Apple Picking, Cheese, and Farm Animals […]

.@oldwayspt / African Heritage & Health Week: Mangu 2.0 via @thespeachgal

If you’re Dominican, you definitely know what mangu is. For those who are not, it can be compared to it’s American counterpart, mashed potatoes. Just like mashed potatoes are very common in American homes, mangu is our signature breakfast dish. Most of my Dominican friends associate this dish as unhealthy since it is often paired […]

.@oldwayspt / African Heritage & Health Week: Senegalese-Inspired Chicken Soup via @antebellumchef & @kwanzaaculinary

As a culinary historian who focuses on the roots of African American cooking, I would love to recommend a feast based on the regions from which our ancestors came. The majority of enslaved Africans brought to this country came from seven regions in the vast continent of Africa. Those regions included Senegambia (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea […]

.@oldwayspt / African Heritage & Health Week: UpSouth Grits via @foodculturist

Almost 7 years ago, I made UpSouth Grits because I was running low on cheddar cheese. My move to New York (and meeting my Harlem Book Club founder), gave the grits a name. The white cheddar and gorgonzola cheeses equals the UP and creamy corn morsels equal the SOUTH. Click here for the recipe.