On Your Table: Nothing beats fresh and local

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Early spring greens such as Swiss chard and kale are plentiful at local farmers markets right now All the lovely recent weather got you jazzed up for some outdoor food shopping?  A farmers market near you can’t be beat for fresh produce and chatting with food artisans.  They are open now and can be found all over Chester County with hours...

On Your Table: Spring greens are on the scene

Your local framers market is filled with fresh local veggies By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Green hues of spring vegetables make for bright, light salads Photo courtesy of Once Upon a Chef. Spring, now that it finally appears to be here, is the season to lighten up after cooking comforting, hearty dishes all winter long.  And, with Earth Day just upon us, budding trees remind...

On Your Table: Capping National Mushroom Month with a flourish

Longhorn Steakhouse celebrates local mushrooms By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Longhorn Steakhouse’s Chef’s Showcase dish, Harvest Mushroom Filet, features local mushrooms from Basciani Foods. September is National Mushroom Month, and with Kennett Square’s Mushroom Festival behind us, the celebration of mushrooms continues at Longhorn Steakhouse.  The chain of casual...