It's winter. Something is falling out of the sky here in Boston. Is it crushed ice? Grab your cocktail glass! Whatever it is, it freezes solid as soon as it hits the ground, or your windshield, or your dog.
How on earth can anyone eat local food in Boston at this time of year?
Well, I have blogged about the winter farmers' markets and some of the food events that are happening around town…
But here's the easiest way to eat local food:
Go to T.W. Food in Cambridge for their Totally Local dinner on Wednesday night (January 20th).
Most restaurants boasting "local food" give you some local vegetables, or some local meat, or maybe some locally-made pasta or something. T.W. Food goes way beyond this. Not only are all of the meat and vegetables local…but so is the wheat that went into the bread. So are all of the sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, and fruit—no sugar to be seen). So are the cooking fats (butter, for the most part; there are no olive trees in New England).
In other words: Totally Local.
So if you are curious to see what a brilliant chef can do with local ingredients in the dead of winter, now's your chance to find out.
(In the interests of full disclosure, I must reveal that T.W. Food is my favorite restaurant in Boston, and that the food there is awesome.)
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