Anastasia's Fridge

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Anastasia’s Fridge is a monthly program showcasing a seasonal farm product. Originally a newsletter for the members of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm’s CSA, HRN began recording the episodes in fall of 2012. Listeners will learn fun facts about the history, growing methods and flavor structure of the featured ingredient, as well as cooking tips and a recipe easy enough to whip up in any home kitchen! Impress your farmer friends with your knowledge of how the flavor gene has been bred out of tomatoes, or when and why we made the shift from iceberg to mesclun mix.

Anastasia Cole Plakias is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest rooftop farm, which grows over 40,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. A native New Yorker, Anastasia has worked in some of the city’s finest restaurants and produced countless food-based events. She manages the farm’s communications, marketing and events, in addition to her role as Director of Sales for the farm, through which she has finally found professional justification for spending her days salivating over menus and hanging around the back doors of NYC’s best kitchens.
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