I am so excited to be part of Chino Farms GOOD EARTH / GREAT CHEFS series. I’m not a chef, I know. I’m not captain of a restaurant kitchen, but I do know a thing or two about salads, and the Chino’s (the Chino’s!) think I’m worthy.
By being “worthy” I mean that I’m in good company. Nancy Silverton did the first of these “meet the book and cook” events at the Vegetable Shop. Alice Waters did the second, and yours truly is doing the third!
If you don’t know about the Chino’s or Chino farms you might want to discover their important culinary legacy by making a pilgrimage out to their farm stand in Rancho Santa Fe, California. If you’re reading this post from afar, Carolynn Carreño wrote an illustrative story about a Shinto New Year celebration on the Chino farm for Saveur a few years ago.
The Vegetable Shop is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 until 1:00 selling seasonal fruits and vegetables from the farm. You should come out and say“hello” when I’ll be there on Sunday, June 3rd. I will be offering tastes of a “market best” salad made with Chino produce and signing copies of Salad for Dinner