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Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

Recent Posts by Chef Daniel Orr

March 14, 2014

No-Meat Protein 

tempeh with capers, served over greens

Crispy Tempeh Instead Of Croutons Every Time

Our tempeh is made with soybeans, brown rice, barley and millet. It might not sound tasty, but just wait until we pan-fry it with capers and lemon.

December 10, 2013

Cheers! 

cranberry apple shake-up

Holiday Cocktail: Cranberry Apple Shake-Up

Encourage your guests to shake the night away with this Ball jar cocktail. Create several of these drinks in advance and then let your guests do the mixing.

December 3, 2013

Ribbit 

plate of frog legs with tomato sauce

Frog Legs, Provençal-Style

I grew up in southern Indiana eating frog legs. This recipe combines the memories of my childhood with a French culinary aesthetic.

November 19, 2013

Carnival On Your Plate 

succotash with corn, lima beans and vegetables

Hoosier Autumn Succotash

Red pepper, green zucchini, yellow corn… Grab whatever colorful veggies you have in your fridge for this recipe.

November 12, 2013

A Granita A Day 

spiced apple cider granita

Spiced Apple Cider Granita

Hold onto fall for just a little bit longer with this dessert recipe. It's like an icy mulled apple cider.

October 30, 2013

Sweet 'n' Sappy 

maple spiced creme brûlée

Maple Spiced Crème Brûlée

This recipe will make you long for spring, but the aged maple syrup will taste complex, just like a fall afternoon.

October 22, 2013

 

persimmons and persimmon jam in white pot

Persimmons Are My Jam

Sure, persimmon pudding is the traditional way to enjoy this wild fall delicacy. But why not turn your persimmons into jam and enjoy them through the spring!

October 18, 2013

Indiana banana 

paw-paw-cookies

Paw Paw Cookies, Puh-Please

Paw paws are called Indiana Bananas not just because they grow all over the state through the fall, but because the fruits' tastes and textures are similar.

October 18, 2013

Shoo! 

deer-repellent-chef-daniel-orr

Not Tonight, Deer! An All-Natural Deer Repellent

When it comes to pest control, it can be a real drag to be an organic gardener. Chef Daniel Orr has an all-natural solution for deterring hungry deer.

October 15, 2013

Gnocchi Pokey 

gnocchi and butternut squash

Throw A Gnocchi Party, Invite Butternut Squash, Gorgonzola

We're bringing Italy to Indiana with this dish cooked in a fresh sage butter sauce. It's guaranteed to be one of those meals you just can't stop eating.

October 1, 2013

One And Done 

bamboo steamer with chicken and vegetables

Bamboo Steamer Makes A Mean One-Pot Dinner

Chicken and veggies cooked in one of the most healthful ways possible. Use this recipe as a starting point and then let your culinary imagination run wild!

September 20, 2013

Dippy 

eggplant caviar

Eggplant Caviar

This is one interesting take on baba ghanoush. Don't forget the anchovies!

September 9, 2013

Seasonal Salad 

millet-caprese-salad

Millet Caprese Salad Isn’t For The Birds

Millet is a common ingredient in bird seed, but we humans can enjoy it as well. Gluten-free eaters, this one's for you!

August 30, 2013

Cheers! 

wild-blackberries

Forage-Fresh Blackberries Get The Cordial Treatment

These blackberries might be a bit too tart to enjoy on your breakfast cereal, but they are perfect for making a fruity liqueur.

August 7, 2013

Finger Food 

nut brittle spread onto sheet pan

Sweet & Spicy Nut Brittle

Time for a treat! Select your favorite nuts for this Caribbean style nut brittle.

July 12, 2013

Herbalicious 

sun-tea

Summer Tea Powered By The Sun

Use the hot summer sun to your benefit in this recipe. Fresh herbs steeped in sun-heated water makes a delicious summer beverage.

May 23, 2013

Tasty Seeds 

rainbow-quinoa

Quinoa: Taste The Rainbow

This simple side dish would work well as a bed for grilled salmon or as filler for a sandwich.

May 7, 2013

Sweet Tooth 

Mint And Orange Syrup Over Raspberries

Herbs With Fruit, How Sweet It Is

We’re making some herb-infused simple syrups to drizzle over fresh fruit we picked up at the market.

March 29, 2013

Food In The Round 

polenta with brussels sprouts

Polenta With Brussels Sprouts

The slice of taleggio cheese on top of this finished dish is what puts it over the top.

March 28, 2013

Bittersweet 

maple glazed turnips

Maple Glazed Turnips

We’re going to do something very Hoosier with turnips today, pairing them with some local maple syrup from Burton’s Maplewood Farm.

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