Esquire Network "Knife Fight" Judge
Chef/Co-Owner, Terrine Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA
Originally Featured February 2015
What Comes In The Box
- Full Sized Mouthwatering Artisan Ingredients From Across America
- Physical Recipe Cards for Signature Recipes From Chef Kris Morningstar
- Access To Online Video Tutorials With Chef Morningstar Showing You How To Master Each Recipe
The Artisan Ingredients
All Good Sauce
Crafted By: Sue Park
Los Angeles, CA
ALL GOOD Habanero Chili Sauce is a well-rounded condiment that's perfect for turning up the heat and boosting the flavors of your favorite food with a sweet, tangy burst.
Composed of Mango, Habanero Peppers, Onion, Tomato, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Dried Tumeric, and Sea Salt its the perfect complement to tropical and rustic flavors alike. We love it paired with Jerk Chicken, whisked together in a salad dressing for Thai Steak Salad and especially in mescal and tequila cocktails for a fiery kick with a sweet finish.
Crafted By: Casey Elsass + Morgen Newman
Hand-made with raw honey from independent beekeepers in the Hudson Valley and a special combination of chili peppers, each batch of Bees Knees Spicy Honey is carefully infused by hand for maximum flavor.
Cool-infusion methods retain all the benefits and qualities of pure, unprocessed honey and bright, fiery pepper flavor. Great paired with a smorgasbord of foods - everything from spread on toast with a runny egg in the morning to used as a glaze with pork chops in the evening or as simple as atop fresh-popped popcorn - this honey is the perfect balance of blistering heat and resounding sweetness.
*Use sparingly to avoid overpowering your creations*
Brassica & Brine
Crafted By: Jordan "Uri" Laio
Los Angeles, CA
The Four Thieves is an aromatic kraut in the European tradition. The particular herb mixture (lavender, sage, rosemary, and thyme) was believed to guard from the plague. They also make a most delicious sauerkraut with this flavor becoming Brassica and Brine's signature kraut and best seller.
As the legend goes, four thieves were caught robbing various ill and dying individuals suffering from the plague. When brought before the court, they were offered a reduced sentence if they would divulge how they avoided catching the plague. Their secret, according to the legend? This herb mixture.
Semolina Artisanal Pasta
Crafted By: Leah Ferrazzani
Los Angeles, CA
Crafted with only two ingredients - organic durum semolina flour + water - this hearty rigatoni is the perfect cut for baked pasta dishes and meaty ragus, with grooves that sop up sauces and other ingredients.
Its tubular shape plays nicely with lighter sauces such as pesto or alfredo and is perfect for pasta salads or tossed with fresh veggies and salty cheeses. We also love it with restaurant flavors like braised eggplant or ricotta salata, in robust soups, and of course in a killer mac and cheese.
Crafted By: Farm Manager, Bob Walker
Bob was a self-proclaimed "health-food junkie," religiously juicing carrots each morning when he stumbled upon the irony: he didn't know where the carrots came from. When he first saw the overgrown tangle that was to become Katchkie Farm, he felt as if it were waiting for his touch. Four years later, Bob has transformed the place into a certified organic spread of vegetables and greenhouses rimmed by woodland preserve.
Today, Katchkie Farm is a year-round organic farm dedicated to building connections between consumers, food professionals & families through healthy delicious food. Katchkie prides itself in holisitic stewardship of the land and its bounty. The farm's partnership with the Sylvia Center enhances it's educational mission - hosting children for hands-on-farm to table culinary experiences and providing produce for their cooking programs in New York City.
The Signature Recipes
About Chef Morningstar
My interest in food was piqued as a child, growing up and watching my father prepare nightly dinners for the family where I eventually took the reigns - creating elaborate meals for special occasions. Now as a father myself, I understand even more the importance of a good home-cooked meal. Collaborating with The FareTrade is something families everywhere should get behind - spending time cooking together all while learning new tricks and discovering spectacular ingredients from across America - it’s a win-win.
At my restaurant Terrine, I’m focused on creating dishes with big flavors and looking at things from a different perspective. I think it’s important to challenge yourself consistently to do your best and make food that nobody else is doing. The recipes I’ve created with the products you’ll find in this month basket were inspired in the same way - taking classic ideas and pushing the boundary on what flavor combinations or textures you’d generally associate with them. As a judge on “Knife Fight” I’m able to witness first hand the exciting things that can be created with the unexpected and I hope my guidance will allow you to let loose and take your cooking to the next level.