Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Farmers Market
on Aug 1st, 2011 | 1 comment
I haven’t been to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market in a couple of weeks so I decided that on the way to work I would stop by to see all the great vendors. The sun was out and getting hot and I appreciate the owners and vendors responsible for bringing the market to us every Saturday. The hours are from 8 a.m. til noon and the market is located at 235 Sandy Springs Circle NW, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328. You can also follow the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Facebook.
I arrived just in time for the chef’s demo. The chef’s demo starts at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by...
Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Braised, Farmers Market, Holidays
on Nov 8th, 2010 | 6 comments
Craig Claiborne once said “Cooking is like child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love”.
When the fall weather arrives our source of inspiration changes. There is a change from the light dishes of summer to the more elegant home cooked meals. Hearty dishes of slow braised fatty cuts of beef, root vegetables and simple ingredients fuel my energy to make some traditional dishes. The one dish that I prepare as soon as the cool weather sets in is slow braised short ribs. I love the methods of cooking that are needed to...
Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Appetizer, Farmers Market, Organic, Salad
on Jul 19th, 2010 | 1 comment
Early in the spring I would stop by the Sandy Springs Farmers Market in hopes of finding some large, red, juicy, local tomatoes. Because of last year’s bad weather in the south good tomatoes were very hard to come by. Heavy rains, freezing weather along with an early spring snow in south Florida prevented us from getting some great tomatoes. Yeah, sure local venders had tomatoes but they were not the tomatoes I am used to.
The tomatoes were never ripe and I refused to buy and sell them at the restaurant. We went weeks without them and I probabaly pissed off some servers and ...
Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Farmers Market, Organic
on May 1st, 2010 | 4 comments
I really love going to the farmers markets on Saturday mornings. This week I traveled to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market. Awesome, just wonderful to see all the family’s getting out to see the vendors and their wares. The Market is opened on Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:00 May 1 through December. They have a lot to offer and I recommend you stopping by one of these markets. I actually meet a lot of people I know and enjoy making friends with the vendors. Don’t be afraid to talk to the vendors and ask them questions.
There is a annual harvest calender to determine when products...