Practical experience and the knowledge to confidently start his own farm are the most valuable mementos Robert Lagrosas carried back to his native Philippines.
Inspiration Flows from Farm to Kitchen
With fresh vegetables for toys, Chef Tony Dee and some fellow culinary playmates from Landry’s restaurant company spent three days recently having nothing but fun at The Chef’s Garden and the Culinary Vegetable Institute.
Looking Back While Moving Forward
When Farmer Lee picks the first tomatoes of the season, he admits that he will “plunk that very first handful into my mouth.” And, as the juice dribbles down his chin, he shares that this experience absolutely screams summer to him. “As I smell the tomato leaves as I walk towards the vines,” he says, “and as I smell the soil and feel the sun on my back, the experience is purely spiritual. It’s about that miracle, the miracle that happens when God gives us a seed and then it turns into such a majestic, glorious gift.” (Farmer Lee Jones, during the summer of 2018)
Like Romeo and Juliet pledging their eternal love, or Simon and Garfunkel singing about the Sounds of Silence—or the Roadrunner always outsmarting Wile E. Coyote—some things are just meant to be together. And, of course, we believe that any list of the world’s greatest pairings must also include peas and carrots.
Here are several of the many reasons why this is true.
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