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Tag: Jam According to Daniel

Five Finds on Friday: Jen Naylor

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Jen Naylor, the Korean food wizard of Sussex Farm. Find Sussex Farm’s booth Wednesday afternoons at Farmers in the Park and Saturday mornings at Charlottesville City Market, where Naylor sells produce from the farm, a wide variety of kimchi and Korean sauces, and a cooked-to-order menu of items like bulgogi sliders, kimchi pancake wraps, and japchae. As a longtime market vendor, Naylor made all of her selections from the market. Naylor’s picks:

1) Strawberry Jam by Jam According to Daniel. “I have to say that this jam is simplicity at it’s best! One spoonful brings me back to my childhood, where things were made with simple ingredients and nothing more. It’s great on toast of course or as a pastry filling but my favorite thing to do is to eat it right out of the jar.”

2) Yeast Rolls by Ant On Cottage Creations. “I eat one and can’t stop. It’s soft, light and the smell of the rolls are truly addicting. I love the smell of these rolls so much that I just want to put my face in them! They make perfect breakfast sliders for my Today’s Menu at City Market as well.”

3) Brioche by MarieBette. “I have a very hard time resisting this buttery, melt-in-your-mouth brioche loaf from MarieBette. I get one every Saturday morning at City Market. If I haven’t eaten the whole loaf by Sunday, this brioche makes the most amazing french toast for Sunday breakfast!”

4) Kettle Corn by Freckles ’N’ Friends. “By far the best kettle corn ever! I love kettle corn but after tasting Freckles ’N’ Friends, I became a kettle corn snob. Light, crispy and a perfect touch of flavors and sweetness! An opened bag is soon an empty bag.”

5) LG’s Elixir by Lesly Gourdet. “This amazing juice made with turmeric, fresh ginger, garlic, lemon, lime, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, honey, onion and habanero peppers taste great! It works great as a marinade as well. One shot and you feel healthy already!”

Five Finds on Friday: Daniel Perry

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On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Daniel Perry, creator of the outstanding and rave-winning JAM According to Daniel. Perry’s coveted jams are available at stores around town and also directly from him Saturdays at City Market. “Every Saturday until Christmas, rain or shine,” said Perry, “100 unique local producers are waiting to enlighten you about why their product is different and why you need it in your life . . . Vote with your wallet!”  Perry is particularly excited that his apricot crop this year is sufficient to make his popular apricot jam, which happens only every 3-5 years.  Perry’s picks:

1) Roasted Pork Sandwich with pickled fennel and chipotle mayo at Greenwood Gourmet Grocery.  “The perfect combo of crunchy, fatty, and tangy – refreshing after a morning of berry picking.”

2)  Roasted Chicken and Yucca Frita at Al Carbon.  “This chicken smells so good that utensils are too slow.  Eating with both hands is recommended. It’s ‘fall off the bone’ tender, in a literal sense. And seeing the green charcoal rotisserie really seals the deal.”

3)  Fried Plantains at Pearl Island Foods at the City Market.  “Crunchy, slightly sweet, with a spicy slaw and garlic aioli. Just right for a mid-morning snack when tomato selection leads to decision fatigue.”

4)  Pulled Pork Soul Bowl with Fries and Bold & Spicy Sauce at Ace Biscuit & Barbecue.  “Ditch the bun, it’s just in the way. Get in touch with your inner carnivore.”

5)  Ricotta from Twenty Paces.  “Creamy, fluffy, and so refreshing. It’s great on bread, and amazing on a spoon. Try it with olive oil, maple syrup, and coarse sea salt, all at the same time. Like ice cream meeting yogurt and butter, spreadable mellow creaminess. So fluffy!”

 

Five Finds on Friday: Twenty Paces

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On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from the team behind Twenty Paces, the new sheep dairy and creamery on land leased from Bellair Farm. Still early in their first year of production, Twenty Paces’ outstanding ricotta is already available at Feast! and Flora, and also served at tavola, The Ivy Inn, and C&O, among others.  All four Twenty Paces partners are veterans of the farmstead cheese industry, and all are also big fans of breakfast, as their picks reflect.  For further information about the dairy, including investment opportunities, holler at them at info@twentypacesva.com.

1)  Glazed Spudnut from Spudnuts.  Bridge Cox says that “a simple glazed spudnut from Spudnuts is all I need. Perfectly yeasty and glazed with just a bit of crunch.”

2)  Turkey Croissant from Blue Ridge Pig.  Kyle Kilduff says that the only thing he craves as much as Dr. Ho’s nachos (see #5), is Blue Ridge Pig’s turkey croissant. “Criminally underrated.  And, just as good for breakfast the next day.”

3)  Plain Bagel with Cream Cheese from Bodo’s.  Herd manager Tom Pyne says he has to get up and go quickly, but still makes time to prepare his toasted plain bagels with cream cheese, which he says he devours with wild abandon.

4)  Apricot Jam from Jam According to Daniel with HomeSlice from Sub Rosa Bakery.  Melanie Pyne says she likes HomeSlice bread from Richmond’s Sub Rosa with butter and apricot jam for “a tasty breakfast snack with ‘The Girls.'”

5)  NacHo’s at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie.  The team says that they often “quantify budget and lactation numbers, sketch big dreams, and figure out new ways to find private investors over Dr. Ho’s nachos and a pitcher of Long Hammer IPA.”