Acclaimed by New York Times as a spectacular representation of farm-fresh ingredients and “stunning photography” by Conor Harrigan, Loaves and Fish Farm Series Cookbooks has mastered the mouthwatering flavors with a monthly cookbook series. Treat yourself to one of the many incredible recipes in the book – Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar Meringue!
Author Sybille van Kempen spearheads the monthly farm series cookbook. Renowned for her role at Loaves and Fishes food store in Sagaponack, the Bridgehampton Inn and Restaurant, and the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton. For over 40 years, she’s served the Hamptons community by delivering smiles through her indulgent food and her passion for farm-to-table service.
Her new farm-to-table cookbooks titled the Loaves and Fishes Farm Series highlights local farm families on Long Island, their finest produce and the freshest ingredients. Her goal is to celebrate local farmers and encourage families to unite around the table at home with mouthwatering dishes made with love.
In the Loaves and Fishes Farm Series, you glimpse behind the scenes farm life and the harvests each farm produces. The Halsey Farm and Nursery entices us with its products for September. In contrast, in October, apples, and pumpkins roll in from The Milk Pail & Halsey Orchard. When November comes around, local farm Mecox Bay Dairy delivers exceptional ingredients to make your Thanksgiving feast standout.
It’s hard to decide which single recipe to recreate from the cookbook as all the options sound intriguing. For example, the cookbook features the Duck Pear Stew, Apple Cider doughnuts, Country Sausage Gravy & Cajun Fried Turkey. It’s a hard decision to make.
After long deliberation, I choose a classic. A meal everyone would love to eat, especially when the season changes and every step you take echoes with crunches of fallen leaves. This recipe is also known as the classic Autumn scent. When you bake it, the air becomes aromatic and robust, as if you’d stroll into a pie shop. Have you figured it out yet?
The classic, the crucial Thanksgiving closer. THE PUMPKIN PIE. Be prepared as you start to bake; every inhale will tease your senses. It’ll cause you to drool as your stomach waits for a farm-to-table delight. Before you get started, notes from Licia Kassim Householder, the series co-author:
“This pie is a staple on any Thanksgiving table, but the addition of the brown sugar meringue takes this classic to another level with an added touch of elegance and flavor. For the meringue, make sure to whip the whites to soft peaks before slowly adding the brown sugar, to make a stiff and shiny meringue.”
Izabela is passionate in the beauty and grace in the simple things in life. Izabela continues to have a passion for searching for the next food trend and trying the next unique next pairing for ingredients & flavors. She hopes you will join her on her journey to explore cultures and intensify the wanderlust that the palate hungers for.