Recipe: Peas and Carrots Ice Cream Sandwiches

Indulge in these fantastic sandwiches. Make them small or make them large, no matter how you shape them, they will change your world. This is a play on the traditional ingredients of a savory classic Peas and Carrots. The playfulness doesn’t have to stop here. Make...

Los Angeles Art Annex: A Magical Collaboration

Los Angeles art teacher Carol Cooper wanted to introduce the concept of urban farming to her students, and she thought cooking might be an avenue. “So,” she says, “I start Googling and I read something about a man named Farmer Lee Jones and he was wearing a red bow...

Benefits of Juicing – and Juicing Tips

Although juicing fruits and vegetables isn’t a replacement for eating them whole, there are numerous benefits of making and drinking your own juice – and here are just a few of them. First, you don’t know how long a bottle of juice has been sitting on a grocery store...

Honored to Collaborate with Steelite

“John Miles’s Steelite plates and my veggies were dating before we knew it.” (Farmer Lee Jones, when sharing how the Culinary Vegetable Institute relied upon these plates even before he met the President and CEO of Steelite) When the Culinary Vegetable Institute holds...

Kombucha: An Effervescent Way to Combat Food Waste

One of the ways that The Culinary Vegetable Institute works in synergy with The Chef’s Garden is to find solutions for the food waste that is an inevitable outcome of every farm throughout America. The national percentage of ingredients that are grown but never...

Artist in Residence: Chef Paul Liebrandt

“Why do you feel the need to wake up in the morning; is there like a particular reason to do it? Why do I do what I do; I don’t know. I don’t know why as far as being creative; I mean look I suppose I was just born with a curious mind.” Chef...

Dario Torres: Cooking From His Heart

We have learned so much from Chef Dario Torres, Lead Cook at The Culinary Vegetables Institute at The Chef’s Garden, who has been involved in virtually every event and happening at the CVI since his arrival nearly two years ago. Dario grew up in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico...