Rustic Kitchen is one of my favorite food sites on seasonal farmstand fresh cooking. Janine, the site creator blogs about restaurants with a farm to table philosophy along with recipe posts using what is on hand. The food is fresh, light and tasty. If you are looking for ideas on how to incorporate healthy into our families fare Rustic Kitchen is the place to start.
Janine says she “grew up eating frozen food from a box.” Sometime during her career as a public relations exec, in the food and wine industry, she developed a passion for cooking the vibrant foods she was writing about. She decided to attend the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Armed with a worldwide expertise in flavors and styles of cooking and baking she opened the Rustic Cooking School in her home kitchen featuring family recipes. Janine has worked with food legends Julia Child, Dorie Greenspan, Ina Garten and more. She has featured her food related talents as a guest instructor for major culinary giants like Williams-Sonoma. Her recipes have appeared in numerous magazines in addition to creating recipes and entertaining tips for corporate clients like American Dairy Farmers, Bush’s Beans and Karo to name a few. She feels most passionate about supporting fresh sustainable cuisine from local small farms, “where food is produced by people who care for the earth.”