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Anne Maxfield
Anne Maxfield is a multi-talented serial entrepreneur. Her vision for the Accidental Locavore is to take the fear out of farmer’s markets, giving you the knowledge to conquer corn and recipes to tame tomatoes! She is the consummate foodie and has had food adventures in her backyard and around the world.

Entries by Anne Maxfield

Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Accidental Locavore Mixed Smashed Potatoes

One of the joys of doing a slow-roasted (or any kind of) duck, is the added pleasure of all that duck fat! If, like the Accidental Locavore, you happen to have some residing...

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An Evening at Baluchi's FRESH

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 10:54 AM

  • Accidental Locavore Chicken and Tofu Tikka

Did you know that the staple of India restaurants - chicken tikka masala - isn't even Indian? This was one of the many interesting things the Accidental Locavore learned over a fun tasting dinner at Baluchi's FRESH, a new...

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A Storytelling Evening at Farmigo

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Accidental Locavore FarmigoIf, like the Accidental Locavore, you spent a lot of time in New York City, the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn was not somewhere you'd go on a whim. However, in the search for hipster space, it...

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Noshi's Coney Island

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 7:03 PM

Accidental Locavore Noshis Hot DogsLike the Accidental Locavore did, you could pass Noshi's for ages without it registering in your consciousness. But if you did that, you'd be missing out on a really good local hot...

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Lunch Chez Claudette

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 11:20 AM

Accidental Locavore Claudette Interior

There is a rumor floating around Manhattan that the space at 24 Fifth Avenue is cursed for restaurants. It's too expensive a piece of real estate, in the heart of Greenwich Village, to be taking a...

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Pickles Two Ways (Easy and Easier)

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 4:20 PM

Accidental Locavore Pickles IWhen you're two hours away from a decent pickle (think Gus's in the city), your CSA has pickling cucumbers and all the dill you can pick, making your own sour pickles seems like a pretty good...

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Jacüterie: Local Charcuterie at a New Farmers' Market

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 5:34 PM

Accidenta Locavore Milan MarketIn the Accidental Locavore's mind, there is almost no such thing as a bad farmers' market. Interestingly, size generally has nothing to do with the quality of the offerings. Such is the case with...

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In-N-Out on the East Coast? DIY Animal Burgers

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Accidental Locavore Animal Burgers Sorry, no East coast In-N-Outs coming soon, but the Accidental Locavore's husband Frank found this recipe for the notorious Animal burger. All he had to do was mention it before we...

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Is This the Best Bagel in New York?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 5:31 PM

There's been a lot of hype recently about a new bagel shop that's come to the Big Apple, so when the Accidental Locavore found herself face-to-face with Black Seed Bagels in the new Brookfield Place food hall, research beckoned. Black Seed is supposed to be a hybrid between...

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Poulette: A New Fix For Your Poulet Rôti Cravings

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 5:51 PM

Accidental Locavore Poulette RotisserieAlthough I've never understood why there aren't portable rotisseries at the Greenmarkets, finding a decent roast chicken in New York has never been difficult. Depending on your budget there are lots of options, from Costco to Fairway...

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Top 11 Things That Make a Great Burger

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Everywhere the Accidental Locavore goes these days, hamburgers have transformed conversations into arguments. Everyone has their favorite place/places and whether it's a fast food burger or a $100+ number from a fine dining restaurant, a debate will likely ensue the moment the b (h or c) bomb is dropped.


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Oh, Come on, Really? The FDA vs. Cheese Makers

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 2:41 AM

Accidental Locavore Cheese Aging Banning wooden boards for aging cheese? The Accidental Locavore is outraged and you should be too! In an amazing use of its legislative powers, the FDA has ruled that wooden boards are not approved...

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It's Not Always About Food: Charles James at the Met Museum

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 12:40 PM

Accidental Locavore Clover Leaf GownPart of the Accidental Locavore's manifesto for 2014 was a resolution to see more art, and so far I've seen some great shows. Keeping to my plan, I carved out some time last...

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Hacking Cubanos

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:02 AM

Inspired by (or just made really hungry by) the Cuban sandwiches in the movie Chef, the Accidental Locavore crossed a few cultural barriers and came up with her own version of a Cubano, with help from a husband who couldn't stop tweaking. This makes one sandwich and I've...

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Accidental Locavore Gathering: Morel Edition

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 6:44 PM

Accidental Locavore Ready to ForageForaging for mushrooms is something the Accidental Locavore has wanted to do for years. Ever since a friend of mine gifted me with a big bag of chanterelles he found behind our golf course,...

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Grilled Caesar Salad: The Best Thing We Ate All Weekend!

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 12:17 PM

Start your summer grilling off in a great way! This is an easy Caesar salad, made better by a few minutes on the grill and has become part of the Accidental Locavore's summer repertoire. This is really easy and if you want to make it even easier, you can use...

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Accidental Locavore: On Cheese and Charcuterie in the South of France

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 6:54 PM

Accidental Locavore Cheses in NiceOf course, as soon as you think of France, you think of cheese. However, on previous trips when the Accidental Locavore has been in the South of France, the cheese often took a backseat to...

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French Food Classics

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Soupe de poissonsAs would be expected, some classics are better than other, but maybe they become classics because it's hard to mess them up. Case in point, a couple of meals the Accidental Locavore had in Nice.

The first...

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Review: My Paris Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:29 PM

Accidental Locavore My Paris KitchenThe Accidental Locavore has long been a fan of David Lebowitz. If you're not familiar with him, David is an American chef and food writer living in Paris. His blog is a...

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The Dark Side... of Urban Chicken Keeping

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Accidental Locavore Hen House

In certain hip, locavore, foodie parts of the country (Brooklyn, Berkeley, Cambridge, etc.) the trend recently has been to raise your own chickens. While the Accidental Locavore has thought (briefly) about it, and admired the beautiful...

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