Explore Summer’s Bounty With Some of New York’s Top Chefs

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Mario Batali's Kitchen GardensWith the return of the NYBG Greenmarket, we don’t know what to pick from this summer’s bountiful local produce. Ever wonder what New York’s most talented chefs have to say about what to do with fresh fruits and vegetables? Thanks to NYBG’s good friend Mario Batali, we were able to ask these same questions to some of the people behind Batali’s spectacular restaurants, such as Eataly and Del Posto.

In our Kitchen Tales series, six chefs discuss their favorite vegetables in a number of brief video interviews. Click through to hear their tips and anecdotes.

What’s remarkable is how many of these talented professionals recall their childhood homes, and the vegetables their family grew. At NYBG, we invite families to enjoy memorable experiences of their own at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, which includes Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens and the Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen. The Edible Academy Initiative will ultimately grow these programs and encourage a new generation of chefs!

For those with children ages 4–12, July 27 sees the return of Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs, where your family can enjoy cooking demonstrations and a three-course outdoor dinner from some of the same chefs featured in these videos! Get more information at Priceless NY. In the meantime, visit the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden to see these Kitchen Tales in action, with special beds planted by Mario’s chefs featuring all of their favorite fruits, roots, vegetables, and herbs.

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Article source: http://blogs.nybg.org/plant-talk/2014/06/garden-programming/mario-batalis-edible-garden/explore-summers-bounty-with-some-of-new-yorks-top-chefs/

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