Among the fifty-some local food artisans I talked with in 2012, there were some real standouts, products I purchase again for myself and as gifts. Some of them are straight-out-of-the-package delicious, while others play a shining supporting role in preparing other foods, but they're all pretty spectacular.
'Farm to Table' on Serious Eats
Still riding the high of their three stars in a recent New York Times review, Craft decided to close their dining room last night for a special dinner. Chefs from California, Oregon, North Carolina, Missouri, and elsewhere flew in to cook a six-course meal (where each course actually included two dishes, so we're talking more like 12 courses) celebrating America's regional flavors.