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 to Indy eight years ago from Portland, Oregon. Our move was motivated on getting closer to family. I had come several times to work with my friend Tyler Herald and after meeting several people in the farm to table movement it felt like a good fit. The last eight years have been enjoyable meeting passionate folks in both the hospitality and farm communities.
Q: We are featuring melons this month as a our #INSeason ingredient. Do you have a specific source for melons?
A: Annabelle’s Garden, which distributes a variety of melons from Adrians Orchard and the Vallonia area.
Q: What are some of your favorite applications for melon? Do you have any recipes you can share?
B: I love just to eat a bowl of melon with lime, honey and a touch of chili. It is also interesting to use herbs, acids, different sugars or salted products to show the versitility of the melons. We have used a little curry along with melon, cucumber and basil to make a faux pasta dish with seared fish. It is delicous in the late summer.