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Accidental Locavore

Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes

Anne Maxfield | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

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 hap...

An Evening at Baluchi's FRESH

Anne Maxfield | Posted 12.06.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Go for the real Indian food, you'll be glad you did; I know I was!

A Storytelling Evening At Farmigo

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.25.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The topic was "in the weeds," a restaurant term for being slammed with orders to the point that all hell breaks loose.

Noshi's Coney Island

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.18.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Like 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 dog joint.

Pickles Two Ways (Easy and Easier)

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.30.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Making your own sour pickles seems like a pretty good idea.

Jacüterie: Local Charcuterie At A New Farmers' Market

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This farmer was carefully putting out some of the prettiest lettuce to go along with the usual summer squashes.

In-N-Out On The East Coast? DIY Animal Burgers

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.16.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Sorry, no East coast In-N-Outs coming soon, but the Accidental Locavore's husband Frank found this recipe for the notorious Animal burger.

Is This The Best Bagel In New York?

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.07.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

These bagels were smaller, with a bigger center than the now over-sized bagels we've become used to.

Poulette: A New Fix For Your Poulet Rôti Cravings

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.31.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Although 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.

Top 13 Things That Make A Great Burger

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.23.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

There is no such thing as a great "burger" made from grain, seafood, soybeans, poultry, or vegetables.

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

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.16.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

In an amazing use of its legislative powers, the FDA has ruled that wooden boards are not approved for use in cheese aging operations, declaring that "the use of wooden shelves for cheese ripening does not conform to current Good Manufacturing Practices."

Hacking Cubanos: Our Version Of The Cubano

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.09.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Since we've been loving the smoked pork tenderloin so much, I thought it would be interesting to try it in a sandwich.

Accidental Locavore Gathering: Morel Edition

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Foraging for mushrooms is something the Accidental Locavore has wanted to do for years.

How To Make A Grilled Caesar Salad

Anne Maxfield | Posted 07.26.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Who needs to cook lettuce, when it's so good cold and crispy?

Exploring Cheese And Charcuterie In The South Of France

Anne Maxfield | Posted 06.28.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Of course, as soon as you think of France, you think of cheese.

French Food Classics

Anne Maxfield | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Anne Maxfield

As 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.

Review: My Paris Kitchen

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The 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 Pa...

The Dark Side... of Urban Chicken Keeping

Anne Maxfield | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Anne Maxfield

In certain hip, locavore, foodie parts of the country (Brooklyn, Berkeley, Cambridge, etc.) the trend recently has been to raise your own chickens. From what I know from people that have them, it's more work than just letting the birds run around the yard looking good and eating bugs.

3 Ways to Great Chicken Stock - Easy, Lazy and Fast

Anne Maxfield | Posted 05.07.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Since the Accidental Locavore has been living in a cold and snowy climate (like most of us, I know), there's been a lot of soup-making going on. To ma...

8 Recipe Deal Breakers

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

What are the deal breakers, or stallers, when it comes to recipes? Here are a few that popped into my head.

The Curse Of The Early Bird Table

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.15.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

You will have the full attention of the coat check person, the bartender, host or hostess and the full front and back of house staff.

Just Because It's A Legend... Does It Taste Good?

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.06.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Was there a good black and white cookie out there, or was it just another urban food myth?

7 Ingredients For The Best Guacamole Ever

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Since it's almost Super Bowl Sunday, what good would this blog be without a recipe for guacamole?

What Kitchen Gear Don't You Own? My Top 5

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.22.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

As you will see, a lot comes down to size, storage, counter space and usefulness.

Top 3 Superfluous Foods

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.16.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Here are three ingredients that are fine on their own, but are way too often added to other dishes.