Currently Reading - 2014


i3: Indulge, Imbibe, Imagine. Again!

by Libby Simmons, May 18, 2016 The second annual Indulge, Imbibe, Imagine (i3) event will be held June 26 at the Madame Walker Theatre. The event draws together a local chef, bartender, and artist who create—respectively—a dish, cocktail, and piece of artwork inspired by a particular Indiana landmark. Last year’s inaugural event featured the following landmarks: Angel […]

Fried Chicken Thunderbird

INSeason Recipe: Fried Chicken

The fried chicken plate at Thunderbird with house made apple butter Fried Chicken in Pickle Brine, recipe from Andrew Whitmoyer at Thunderbird Serves 2 to 4 people   1 whole Chicken – broken down into 2 legs, 2 thighs, 2 breast (off bone), If not comfortable butchering chicken ask your butcher to cut it down […]


Meet the Chef: Andrew Whitmoyer

  Q&A by Erin Till, December 15th, 2014 Dig IN Chef Spotlight—December                 Andrew Whitmoyer, Thunderbird   Who are you and what do you do? My name is Andrew Whitmoyer, I am the Chef de Cuisine at Thunderbird in Fountain Square.  I just took over the kitchen there a little over a month ago.  I am […]

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Indiana’s Duck: Maple Leaf Farms

From Janelle Deatsman, Maple Leaf Farms, posted December 11, 2014 Maple Leaf Farms is a fourth generation family-owned business located in Leesburg, Indiana.  Although the company is the leading provider of duck products to retailers, restaurants and institutions throughout the country, it has a very rich Hoosier heritage and partners with more than 140 local […]

Why Buy Local

Small Business Saturday

By Rob Gaston, November 26th, 2014 2015 Update: INgredients, mentioned below, is now closed. Just another reminder of how important it is to support local food and small businesses, to reinforce your neighborhood economy. Other options now available in Indianapolis include Wildwood Market, R2GO, as well as the established Goose the Market. Plus, there are […]

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Persimmon Tortellini with Apples in Brown Butter

By Karen Mangia, November 25th, 2014 The humble persimmon is nature’s greatest practical food joke in the making.  Persimmons look beautiful hanging from trees, and many an unsuspecting guest to Hoosier farms has been lured into plucking one and taking a big bite, only to pucker in disgust.  It stands to reason that fruit can […]


Meet the Chef: Chris Eley

Erin Till, November 17, 2014 Who are you and what do you do? I am not sure who I am or what I do and that’s how I like it. I end up doing whatever needs to be done in order for us to be the best we can be. This often means tying up […]

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Persimmons are “INSeason”

By Rob Gaston, November 13, 2014 Persimmons-similar to how most of our fruit and vegetables used to be- are around for a limited period of time, never seen in the grocery stores out of season, and need to be processed and preserved fairly quickly to be used after their harvest time. Native to the southeastern US, persimmon […]

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Meet the Chef: Brad Gates

By Rob Gaston, October 22nd, 2014 If you’ve been to the Indianapolis City Market for lunch, you may have seen some giant club sandwiches or amazing looking salads coming from a corner shop, Brad Gates Catering. Not surprisingly, the man behind the food at this shop is indeed Brad Gates, who along with his wife […]

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Apple Breakfast Crisp

By Sara Sterly, October 9th, 2014 We try to eat and live as seasonally as possible. My favorite thing about eating seasonally is the self-imposed limits that it places on us. Don’t get me wrong – I love the environmental benefits, I love providing more for ourselves, keeping our food dollars mostly local, and all […]

Craig Baker

Meet Craig Baker

September 22nd, 2014 Q: What all do you do? A: I am the chef/owner of the Local Eatery and Pub and a partner at Plow and Anchor and Bent Rail Brewery.   Q: Have you always lived/worked in Indiana? If not, where were you before? What made you come (or return) to Indiana? A: I moved […]


The Decker Melon—a prized, late summer treat!

by Erin Till, September 17th, 2014 Have you heard of the highly-celebrated Decker melon? It’s not an actual variety, but rather a muskmelon named after the tiny town where it’s grown. Decker, Indiana (population 250!) is in Knox County, near the western border of the state. This town is famous for producing the most sought-after […]


Get IN-volved!

by Rob Gaston, August 26th, 2014 We hope you saw the post thanking many of the major players who helped make our August 17th Taste of Indiana event a success. Not on that list are all the members of event committees that met starting in March to make plans for our 5th annual festival. There is room […]

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