Local Food Video: Chef Harrison demonstrates his tasty skills during Happy Valley Culinary Week

Local Food Video: Chef Harrison demonstrates his tasty skills during Happy Valley Culinary Week

During this first annual Happy Valley Culinary Week, chefs demonstrate and celebrate the art of cooking local food. Chef Harrison Schailey of Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering demonstrated how to make gazpacho during the event. His restaurant, Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering, was one of several in State College and Bellefonte to offer a discounted, fixed-price menu that featured local options.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 06/19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

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How to make your own scrapple

How to make your own scrapple

Editor’s Note: Nick Benard of Bellefonte is a new writer with Local Food Journey. Nick has a local food blog called the Culinary Pen, and is interested in home cheese making with local raw milk, curing meat from local farms, gardening, and home butchering. With this post, he talks about his love of a real Pennsylvania food, scrapple, and offers a recipe to make your own.

I love scrapple. Not just for the savory taste, but also for what it represents: a need to use up every part of an animal and stretch the meat as far as possible.  For the uninitiated, scrapple is a mixture of cereal grains cooked in broth with pork meat. The grains can vary, depending on the region. The Philadelphia region is famous for buckwheat scrapple, oats are preferred in Ohio, and rice is traditional in the Carolinas.  For me, I prefer the classic Pennsylvania Dutch use of dried corn, particularly Brisner’s Best, which is traditionally dried, roasted corn milled in Pennsylvania.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/18, 2013 at 11:16 AM

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Local Food Video: Cottage Confectioner

Local Food Video: Cottage Confectioner

Owner and baker of Cottage Confectioner Samantha Doan talks about how her artistic background has helped her as an entrepreneur. Trends toward veganism inspire Doan to incorporate her creativity into making tea cookies.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 06/14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Local Food Video: Kid’s Day at Boalsburg Farmer’s Market

Local Food Video: Kid’s Day at Boalsburg Farmer’s Market

Children watched Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers demonstrate how to prepare local food at the Boalsburg Farmer’s Market during Tuesday’s Kid’s Day. They share their favorite food and other experiences at the farmer’s market.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 06/13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

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