Calvin Lamborn has twenty grandchildren but his busy family schedule doesn't stop this innovative botanist of Twin Falls, Idaho from cultivating some of the most flavorful and unique pea varieties in the world.
I hated cauliflower as a kid. It wasn't necessarily the flavor that I disliked, but its resiliency, its ability to withstand the frost, to make it through to the colder months when everything else had succumbed to it.
If you asked Bob Jones, Jr. the five most important characteristics of a successful tomato, he’d say...
Up before the sun and blurry from watching the clock and mentally re-checking his list of supplies every hour, Dad rose a bit grumpy but still looking forward to his trip to Decorah, Iowa. This time the trip was not for tractor parts, but to learn more about eggplants of all things!
Squash has a special place in our hearts, because it was a squash blossom that led us to grow for chefs. Squash has a thin and crisp skin that contains a tender, juicy flesh with a mild sweet and nutty flavor.
Back when I was a kid, spinach was one of the least desired veggies in the cafeteria lunch line. I can remember kids lining up to scoop their servings of spinach onto my plate. Even back then I loved spinach - maybe it was the marketing effect of Popeye The Sailor Man! We have grown spinach at The Chef’s Garden for as long as I can remember.