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There was a time, in the not-so-distant past, when it felt like the foods of the Ashkenazi culinary canon needed saving. Pastrami, once a well-spiced meat, had turned into a salty ghost of its former self; matzo balls wallowed in flavorless broth, and bagels had become puffed-up versions of what they once were. Thankfully, a small band of talented Jewish chefs such as Noah Bernamoff of New York’s Mile End delicatessen and cookbook authors including Leah Koenig and The Gefilteria crew, has seen to fixing this, restoring shtetl classics to their rightful forms while simultaneously carrying them gracefully into the 21st century.
Today Philadelphia; tomorrow the world.
I have always thought that there could be no better farm-to-table experience than a dinner hosted by Outstanding in the Field, an organization that brings chefs and farmers around the country together to experience the connection to the land via local and sustainable produce and artisan food-makers. The image of the long rectangular table stretched out across an open field has always represented to me the most fitting way to celebrate the fruit of the earth.