In the midst of the horror unfolding in Ukraine, we found ourselves desperate for something to latch our hopes and humanity to. We found it, hope that is, in the smallest glimmer, from Chef Jose Andres and his non-profit World Central Kitchen. Chef Andres, Michelin star chef and the winner of multiple James Beard Awards, started WCK in 2010 to address the humanitarian crisis in Haiti after an earthquake devastated the region. They are now in Ukraine:
Who doesn't love a snow day? Thinking back to childhood, snow days always meant hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows and my brother (hi, Hughbie!) and me ending up in some sort of snow/ice fight. We asked some of the team to share their snowy comforts/what they're entertaining themselves with while inside, and here are some of their responses:
Another peach of a day served up to you by vengeful, spite-fueled New England weather gods. What a delight. We hope everyone is safe at home and off the roads.
To keep you cozy and warm we have created a Valentine's Day Pop Up to give you the warm , culinary fuzzies. We're aware that Valentine's Day can be viewed as a corporate construct, just another way to shove nauseating Jewelry commercials into your eyeballs until you pass out. But to us, its an excuse to pour a glass of wine, crank some Pasty Cline and cook a delicious meal in your sweatpants.
Since the dawn of Family Dinner (which feels like it was in the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, but in fact was only in 2017), we have been sourcing seafood from our friends at Red's Best and at Ipswich Shellfish Company.
We will certainly continue to do so but this week we wanted to introduce a new face to the line up: True Fin seafood which hails out of Portland, ME and is our main seafood purveyor there.