37 episodes

Would you like to eat local food more often, but aren’t sure what to do with all of those vegetables you get through a CSA share or at a farmer’s market? The Cook Local, Eat Local podcast is for you! Hosted by food blogger (Cooking Chat) and passionate local foodie David Crowley, this show will give you new vegetable recipe ideas and tips for making the most of your seasonal produce. The first season will follow David through the growing season as he plans what to do with the produce in each CSA share, with the help of guests who are savvy cooks who share the passion for seasonal, sustainable eating. You will also meet other guests who are part of the local food system, including farmers, producers of local food and beverage products, and chefs that lean into farm to table cooking.

Cook Local, Eat Local David Crowley

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Would you like to eat local food more often, but aren’t sure what to do with all of those vegetables you get through a CSA share or at a farmer’s market? The Cook Local, Eat Local podcast is for you! Hosted by food blogger (Cooking Chat) and passionate local foodie David Crowley, this show will give you new vegetable recipe ideas and tips for making the most of your seasonal produce. The first season will follow David through the growing season as he plans what to do with the produce in each CSA share, with the help of guests who are savvy cooks who share the passion for seasonal, sustainable eating. You will also meet other guests who are part of the local food system, including farmers, producers of local food and beverage products, and chefs that lean into farm to table cooking.

    Sustainable Food Ideas with Kelly Jensen

    Sustainable Food Ideas with Kelly Jensen

    This episode features sustainable food ideas with Kelly Jensen from The Herbeevore, interviewed by host David Crowley from Cooking Chat. Kelly shares suggestions for some of the vegetables in our latest CSA - carrots, mixed salad greens, and zucchini. 

    This episode covers:

    How Kelly's family roots in food contributed to her interest in cooking. The story of how Kelly's interest in cooking evolved into her family homesteading in Southeastern Massachusetts. Recipes and ideas for zucchini, carrots and salad. Tips for reducing food waste - including ways to use carrot tops! The three websites Kelly maintains, each with a unique niche focus. Why Kelly got interested in beekeeping.

    • 26 min
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    First 2024 CSA Share with Chef Joe Gatto

    First 2024 CSA Share with Chef Joe Gatto

    In this episode, host David Crowley from Cooking Chat discuss ideas for the first 2024 CSA share with Chef Joe Gatto, star of the show From Scratch. We also get some great cooking tips for Chef Joe! 

    In this episode, we cover:

    Chef Joe's lifelong passion for cooking. Learning about green garlic and how to make a delicious green garlic pesto with it. Some great tips for making homemade pizza! How to make a delicious avocado chimichurri with fresh local cilantro. The power of pickling for preserving fresh local produce. Some of the tips Chef Joe teaches in his cooking classes. The local food adventures you can follow by watching From Scratch.

    • 37 min
    Farmers Market Season with Fred Yen

    Farmers Market Season with Fred Yen

     As Farmers Market season is upon us, host David Crowley speaks with Fred Yen, the Founder and Executive Director of the Winchester Farmer's Market. This conversation originally aired on the SCI Cultivating Connections podcast.

    In this episode, we cover:

    Fred's initial inspiration for starting the market. How the Winchester Farmer's Market seeks to support local farmers, protect the environment, and serve as an incubator for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The market’s impact on community connections and its support for various initiatives, including food security programs like Gardens for Good. How the farmers market builds a sense of community.

    • 25 min
    GRIA Grown in Africa

    GRIA Grown in Africa

    In this episode, host David Crowley from Cooking Chat talks with local entrepreneur, Joshua Reed-Diawuoh, about his business that focuses on importing cashews from small, sustainable producers in West Africa. He then prepares them to sell as tasty, healthy snacks.

    In this episode, we cover:

    How Josh's visits to West Africa inspired the creation of GRIA Food Co. Why the typical business model of large food importers don't lead to a sustainable living for local farmers in Africa. Josh's approach to identifying small producers of cashews in West Africa that use sustainable practices. The variety of cashew snack flavors that GRIA Food Co. offers. Nutritional benefits of snacking on cashews. Where you can purchase GRIA Food Co. snacks in the Boston area and online. How Commonwealth Kitchen supports local food entrepreneurs like Josh, as part of their mission to promote equity and inclusive entrepreneurship.  Information on the Fairtrade standard.
    While the cashews come from Africa, far away from us here in Boston, this episode picks up on themes we cover on Cooking Chat such as sustainability and supporting small farmers and food entrepreneurs.

    • 24 min
    Winter Seasonal Cooking

    Winter Seasonal Cooking

    In this episode, host David Crowley from Cooking Chat talks with Alessandra Macaluso from Live for the Season about her tips for winter seasonal cooking and other ways lean into seasonality.

    How growing up in a large Italian family contributed to Alessandra's early interest in cooking.
    Alessandra's passion for seasonal cooking and her overall focus on seasonality.
    Background behind the blog, "Live for the Season," which emphasizez the importance of living in tune with each season and embracing seasonal ingredients.
    How Alessandra's interest in seasonal cooking deepened after having children, leading her to research and create a cookbook titled "What a Good Eater".
    Ways that her cooking in winter draws upon Chinese medicine principles, and ingredients she suggests using based on these ideas.
    Ideas for keeping fresh local produce in the mix during winter, including growing a tower garden in your home.
    Information about the Healthy Holiday Challenge that Alessandra is running.

    • 26 min
    Final CSA Vegetable Pickup of the Season

    Final CSA Vegetable Pickup of the Season

    In today's episode, host David Crowley from Cooking Chat talks with Chef Jen Murray about her ideas for our final CSA veggies of 2023 - delicata squash, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. We also learn more about the Wine and Dine classes she teaches and other culinary services she offers.
    This episode covers:

    How Jen's family inspired her passion for food and wine. The story of how Jen switched careers to focus on culinary arts. Ideas for preparing and serving Brussels sprouts. A recipe for delicata squash. The Wine and Dine classes that Jen teaches at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Things to make with sweet potatoes. Wine pairing ideas for the vegetables discussed. Services Jen offers through her business, The Urban Chef Inc.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sueme13 ,

Very informative!

Love the episodes I’ve heard so far, and can’t wait to dig in some more!

meganporta11 ,

So much great info!

I’m obsessed with this podcast! David is such a great interviewer and I walk away from every episode inspired to dig into local produce. I won’t miss a single episode!

Lisa496 ,

Terrific Show for Anyone Who Likes to Cook!

I love this show! As someone who loves to cook and prioritizes eating from local produces, this is such a valuable show. It’s full of terrific practical tips for anyone, but I especially enjoy the show because it also gives an experienced chef new ideas that get me out of my rut.

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