Currently browsing tag

Island cooking

Pumpkin Roulade | Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA

Holiday Traditions

by Maryjane Mojer, Bartlett’s Farm Until I was fifty-four, I spent every Christmas on Nantucket. I’m not complaining even a little bit! First, at our family home on Pleasant Street, then in various rentals, in-laws, our own homes. We celebrated on-island, in large part, because of family. Though it may …

Food Fit for a President

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • For some unknown reason my son and I have a fascination with American history, specifically, the presidents.  We both have always enjoyed history, so that is no surprise, but I think our multiple state museum spree has had a lot to do with fueling …

Obstinate to an Agreeable Eater

• by Jenn Farmer • Walking in the garden today was one of the loveliest experiences of the summer.  I cannot think of a more wonderful thing than eating veggies straight from the garden after a quick rinse.  Right now the garden is bursting with ripe, healthy goodness.  The smell …

Duck Tacos!

• by Jenn Farmer • It was the best way to spend a misty evening on Nantucket.  I was on the rooftop of the Starlight Theatre and Café.  It was a little surreal, watching the fog roll in, listening to the music and pleasant conversations drift up through the grape …

Backyard Weddings

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • Nantucket is a perfect location to have an outdoor wedding.  Recently my editor mentioned that two members of her family had outdoor weddings this year, and what a good idea.  I was instantly interested.   The timing was oddly excellent; I was going to be …

Twist and Turn

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • On Saturday I was cruising down the field, feeling like an Evil Knievel daredevil.  I had just swiped my son’s new motorbike from him, and I was following the “wisdom” of a bumper sticker I had read… RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT.  So …

Patriotic Food

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • A few days ago I was in Boston.  Before I got anywhere near Boylston Street, I began to feel a little overwhelmed by emotions.   I began to think about all the everyday heroes that I know and look up to.  The first to come …

Big Fish Story

Big Fish Story

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • My son and I were doing our usual stroll around town last weekend, when we came across an impressive catch of bluefish and striped bass on the docks by a charter boat.  My son was fixated with the fish.  They were lovely, anyone would …

Local Oysters

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • Recently I went on an excursion to find some fish for a dinner party where I would be cooking.  It was going to be an interesting group, and I wanted it to be special.  Instantly I thought of oysters, since to me they convey …

Basic & Delicious

• by Jenn Farmer • Sometimes the simple things end up being more elegant than ever anticipated.  I was at a loss for dinner ideas one night recently, and people were already invited over.  I had a lot to work with, but sometimes inspiration is lacking.  At first I contemplated …

Eat Local, Think Exotic

• by Jenn Farmer • I am a big supporter of eating locally produced foods when possible, but I enjoy exotic dishes prepared with exotic ingredients.  I also understand that locally grown food has better flavor, texture, and potentially more vitamins, and I want to support our local farms and …

Flame Following a Spark

by Jenn Farmer “There is no sincerer love than the love of food,” George Bernard Shaw     Back in 2003 was the first time I remember having a conversation with Dante Benatti. At the time he was taking pictures of people late at night in a restaurant/nightclub I frequented. I …