I've been going to the Philadelphia Flower Show on and off for decades. It's the perfect dose of springtime to get me excited for a new season. The best way to see it is when you don't have to fight all the crowds, like the night of the preview gala, which I'm lucky enough to attend. On that night, shopping is closed, which is for me half the fun!
For those of you who can't get there, enjoy these photos. For those of you who can, maybe this will inspire you.
This year, Organic Gardening is hosting a series of expert culinary demonstrations to teach people how to turn the edibles from the garden into a full range of international dishes, from rustic Italian to flavor-forward Asian fusion. Edward Lee, acclaimed chef at Louisville, Kentucky's 610 Magnolia, Iron Chef America competitor and recent James Beard finalist for Best Chef, will hold cooking demonstrations, on March 4 and 5 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nationally recognized journalist and author Eugenia Bone will demonstrate the art of mushroom pickling on March 11. Celebrated food writer Victoria von Biel, who is the former executive editor of Bon Appétit magazine and is consulting food and wine editor for Organic Gardening magazine, will hold a cooking demonstration on March 6.
In addition, this year Organic Gardening has a fantastic setup in the show's marketplace, featuring the "We Like This" display of editor-favorite gardening products and collection of books and products from some of the editors' favorite presenters.
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