Fresh Food for Thought

The latest news and views impacting our craft food community

A Tasteful Way to Support Cleveland’s Culinary Future

It’s been several years since we’ve enjoyed a city-wide downtown food festival. In that relatively short window, the restaurant scene has experienced another growth spurt that resulted in an uptick in residents, visitors, and attention from people all over the world. (Read more)

Finding My Garden: Harvest Time

You may remember an earlier blog post from late spring when I shared that we were going to turn our entire front yard into a potager garden. Well, as harvest time is now upon us, I am happy to share that (Read more)

BJ’s Gourmet Garlic Prepares for the Cleveland Garlic Festival

I made my way through the beautiful rolling hills of Ohio’s rural countryside, just southeast of the Akron area, toward my destination. The address on the mailbox didn’t need to confirm I had reached the location — the distinct yet subtle (Read more)

Purple Dirt Balls

Early August has always been a conflicted time for me. These hazy dog days of summer come into fruition in the form of ripe tomatoes and sweet corn, two quintessential summer ingredients. Sultry days melt the ice cream faster than you (Read more)

In Love with Legumes

We all have that “take it or leave it” vegetable. For me, that would be beans. I don’t dislike them. I just don’t get too excited about them and when I cook them I don’t tend to give them much fuss (Read more)

A Shared Meal Leads to Common Ground

A sunny Sunday and our beautifully renovated Public Square provided a picture perfect site for Common Ground—an event that encouraged residents of Greater Cleveland to gather for meaningful conversation over a meal. People engaged in conversation on topics ranging from food (Read more)


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