Farmers markets epitomize the passions of chef Kevin Gillespie: casting fresh, organic, sustainably raised and locally focused ingredients into sublime dishes for his guests. Saturday, June 20 finds the Gunshow owner and “Top Chef” celebrity in his hay day at the Morningside Farmers Market where he’ll be showing ways to keep farm-fresh produce in the forefront. Demo starts at 9 a.m. Market opens at 7:30 a.m., and just as the first pig gets the pick of the trough, you’ll want to get there early for best dibs on the season’s field-fresh produce.
Is dad a real ham? Tickles your ribs until you squeal with laughter? Brings home the bacon? On Father’s Day, give him the rest of the story – “Pure Pork Awesomeness” ($30). Gillespie will have copies of his porcine page turner at the demo booth that morning. Let him personalize a copy for dad when you buy the cookbook at the market.