Market-to-Table Culinary Experience
OTFM is testing the waters with a new program that teaches participants how to create 2-3 dishes using high quality, Market ingredients. Administering this event for the Market is Krista Sanderson with Wichita based, Eat Real America. Krista's awesome company boasts a library of over 900 REAL food recipes, coaching tips and videos and a corporate wellness program. They believe convenience, cost, confusion, and taste should NOT be barriers to enjoying all the benefits REAL food has to offer. Check out Eat REAL America's website to access weekly meal ideas, recipes, blog topics, tips and more -- all focused on REAL food!
Krista says, to make Eat REAL America's cut, our meal ideas must meet these requirements:
- Taste amazing,
- REAL food ingredients,
- And Good for You!
OTFM's Market-to-Table Culinary Experience begins this Saturday! Learn how to turn early harvest farmer’s market ingredients into amazing easy meals to fit our everyday lifestyles. Saturday's menu includes Chorizo Spiced Lamb Breakfast Burritos, Grilled Veggies with Greek Vinaigrette and Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts on Toast. We will be using OTFM market ingredients from Graze the Prairie, Her Produce, Serenity Farm, Elk Creek Produce, Kan-Go Hydro Farm, Olio's Market and Crust and Crumb.
Krista's first guest chef is Travis Russell with Public at the Brickyard. In addition to their unique and inviting atmosphere, Public works with several local farmers and beer crafters in an effort to bring the area’s finest ingredients to your table. Travis shared a few of his culinary tenets with us in this interview.
What is your philosophy on food?
Where did your culinary passion come from?
What benefits do you see in using local ingredients?
What inspires you about the local food or Farm to Table movement?
What is your favorite in-season Market vegetable and how do you like to prepare it?
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