FLS reporter Katie Thisdell serves up news on local food finds, tales from home cooks and inspiration to help you have fun in your own kitchen.
Home Cooking with DeLaura Padovan
You can’t get too far into a story about local food in this area without DeLaura Padovan’s name coming up. She was instrumental in establishing one of the first community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs in this area, she manages the vibrant King George Farmers Market and she’s lobbied for public policy decisions to help local food producers. She was even on the TV reality show “Wife Swap” a few years ago (story here). Today she shares with us a few essentials from her home kitchen, which has no electricity, microwave or refrigerator. Think about that the next time you complain about unloading the dishwasher.
Name: DeLaura Padovan
In a couple of sentences, tell us who you are and why you cook.
I live a modern pioneer lifestyle with my family; no microwave, refrigerator or electricity. Cooking is a quality-time, family affair, and we make most meals from scratch.
Make. It. Up.
With my mom, aunts and grandmothers all my life.
Moosewood Cookbook #1, and King George Farmers’ Market Cookbook.
Sweet potato curry soup
My cast-iron Dutch oven
Fried eggs, noodles or refried beans.
Cream of celery and potato soup, roasted chicken with vegetables, and sweet potato biscuits
Ambrosia, or homemade goat cheese with chives and corn chips
My backyard and the King George Farmer’s Market