Lazy kitchen hacks to feed 4 hungry gulay packers (when you’re one of them): cut veg, season generously with salt, pepper, spices and/or herbs, fat of your choice. Grill or roast in a preheated grill pan or oven. You’ll know its ready once its nicely caramelized and your house is filled with the smell of summer bbq at the park. Great with sourdough flat bread, cauliflower mash: boiled cauliflower mashed with milk and butter; red cabbage sauteed in butter, Char’s 5-minute pickled red onion, and Cara’s celery pesto! Kinda worked with rice and egg too!
Combine thinly peeled sayote, carrots, and diced celery in a bowl. Pour some magic koji (Mabi should have a post about koji) et viola! You’ve got a refreshing, umami bomb salad in less than a minute!
We run a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) model with smallholder farmers, planning production with them and making projections of the harvests regularly.
This gives our partner chefs an idea of what fruits and vegetables they can expect to get on a once a week or twice a month basis. We understand the chefs and their teams need to balance experimenting and innovating with different flavors on one end with being operationally efficient on the other.
Working in a big kitchen that operates all year requires a lot of planning — from menu crafting to logistics management to food preparation. So, being able to anticipate the availability of certain produce helps.
You can see our programmed crops here along with some ideas on what they taste and feel like.Continue reading “Staple Ingredients for Chefs: Year-Round Crops from Our Vegetable Suppliers”
Over the years, the popular image of the chef as a tyrant has grown stale and a chef’s disavowal of his role and impacts on the food system has long expired. These days, any chef worth his/her salt has set their sights on a bigger dream—that of changing the world.
And changing the world with food is no mere rhetoric—it’s possible. The food system—from how food is grown, processed, transported, distributed, and consumed—is a sprawling global system with far-reaching impacts: from the farmers’ rights and access to resources to the extreme weather changes we’re witnessing to our health and well-being and to the plastic packaging around the neck of a sea turtle. As such, changes (as well as inaction), deliberate or otherwise, are sure to have impacts. Some are just more visible than others.Continue reading “APPETITE FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM: THE ROLE OF CHEFS FOR FARMERS”
Bewildered by the bayong? Timid about our tampipi? While a CSA subscription is a gateway to creativity in the kitchen for some, it’s a nerve-wracking adventure for others. Your weekly farm share need not turn into a farm scare. It’s like muscle that we can develop with each weekly subscription. Here are a few tips to build your CSA confidence!Continue reading “VEGETABLE SUBSCRIPTION TIPS: HERE’S HOW TO WIN THE TAMPIPI CHALLENGE!”
Continue reading “Papaya bread Recipe”
Papaya Bread is the new Banana Bread. For those baking up a storm at home, this recipe puts a twist to the classic loaf, making use of a mix of other tropical fruit.