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Superbowl and Shephard's Pie

February 1, 2019

Planning a Super Bowl party? We've got everything you need at the indoor Chappaqua Farmers Market for an easy buffet so that you can relax and focus on those plays - and calls! We can help you put together an ambitious cheese and charcuterie platter from McGrath Cheese Co. and Bambino's Ravioli and Mangalitsa by Mosefund (fennel salami, cacciatorini dolce and Napoli). Mangalitsa's cheese brats make a delicious hors d'oeuvre when cut up in segments and served on toothpicks with stone-ground mustard.

Add a little sass to that platter with some of Dr. Pickle's Bourbon-brine olives & horseradish pickles and Stone & Thistle's Bourbon bacon jam and/or red pepper jam from Anna Maria's (available at the Mangalitsa table).

Three Little Pigs BBQ will have pulled pork, brisket, pork belly over slaw as well as tantalizing sides like German potato salad, and South Carolina beans with roasted peppers if you want to serve your guests something heartier. If you want large, party platters of ribs, wings or pork belly please call Three Little Pigs in advance and they will deliver them to the market.

And, Carrot Top Kitchen is bringing lots of large-size quiches, including a chorizo, cheddar and queso fresco quiche as well as an olive, cheddar, and goat cheese quiche, among others. Serve these up with a gorgeous spinach salad from Sun Sprout Farms, and voila!

Prefer to cook for your guests? Consider making a homespun Shepherd's Pie.

Marti Wolfson, our rock star market demo chef, will show you how to make a deconstructed version of this English pub classic at the market this weekend, using these market ingredients:

* onions, carrots, potatoes, rutabaga, and turnips from Sun Sprout Farm

* a dollop of cultured cream for topping from McGrath Cheese Co.

* Grass-fed ground beef from Farm Eats or ground lamb from Stone & Thistle

* Rosemary Olive oil from Arlotta Food Studio

* Bread to soak up the juices from Wave Hill Breads

You can find the recipe on her website.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we brought  La Petite Occasion in so you can stock up on gourmet caramels for your sweetheart. Calcutta Kitchens is back after a long hiatus with her tangy simmer sauces. Don't forget to buy some fresh monkfish or tuna from Pura Vida, or chicken or pork and vegetables at the market and let her sauces work her magic. The same can be said for bottled sauces from MOMO dressing which pair so beautifully with vegetables and fish.

See you at the market!

Pascale Le Draoulec

food writer/farmer's market director

author: "American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads" (HarpersCollins)

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