Joe Eck stood alone at the podium.
His partner of 40 years,
Wayne Winterrowd passed away in 2010.
What was noteworthy about this history lesson was the comparison between English and French potagers. The English veg garden no matter how large is far from the house and the French veg garden is "out the door." Bartley attributes the better quality of food in France to the potagers' proximity to the house. Even at the over-the-top, Chateau Villandry, the vegetable garden, enclosed by boxwood, is situated in the chateau's "backyard".
|Chateau Villandry Vegetable Garden|
WITH SPICY VERMONT STRAWBERRIES MACEDONIA
This recipe could not be further away from Roman cuisine than General Tsao Chicken - well maybe a little closer - but it is my homage to the amazingly beautiful state of Vermont.
macedonia is the name we give to all kinds of fruit salad. They are lovely and sometimes boozy.
2 pints strawberries washed and cut in quarters
the juice of one orange
a pinch of cayenne
8 leaves of mint
Combine all the ingredients at least one our prior to serving and place covered in the refrigerator.
MAKE THE PANNACOTTA
At the end of the day, each one of us tasted the Vermont Goat Cheese Pannacotta, Beatrice had made for each of us. It turned a slightly bittersweet day into one of simple flavors.
Garden of Joe Eck
and Wayne Winterrowd
PO Box 178
Readsboro, VT 05350
"In the coming year, the garden will be open each Friday and Saturday afternoon from the end of April to middle of October. Two workshops, seminars or demonstrations will occur each month. Guided tours will be available to garden clubs and horticultural societies."