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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

November 22, 2015



Welsh Rarebit Or: How To Up Your Grilled Cheese Game

This rich cheese sauce can be enjoyed as a dip with toasted baguette or as a topper for toast.

November 13, 2015


potatoes smothered in rouille

Classic French Rouille With A Nontraditional Ingredient

The surprise in this recipe is the tofu. Just like any mayonnaise-type sauce, you can substitute tofu for oil.

October 28, 2015


two savory bonbons

Savory Bonbons To Ruin Your Dinner (In The Best Way)

Sun-dried tomatoes are stuffed with seasoned goat cheese, and Roquefort is sandwiched between toasted walnuts.

October 23, 2015


banana hemp pancakes with fruit and honey

Go Green With These Banana Hemp Pancakes

As you're mixing the batter, embrace the army-green color. The pancakes will eventually turn a deep brown as they cook.

October 20, 2015


two types of beets

Beets. Golden Beets. Pickled.

These beets will stay good in the refrigerator for three weeks. The longer you wait to pop them open, the more deliciously pickled they'll taste!

September 22, 2015


cornmeal and okra

Island Fungi: Caribbean Cornmeal And Okra

The name of this dish might be unfamiliar, but you'll recognize the ingredients.

April 16, 2015


Seaweed Salad with Shoestring Vegetable and Thai Basil

Seaweed Salad With Shoestring Vegetable And Thai Basil

The vegetables, combined with honey and lime, will give a familiar taste to the potentially unusual seaweed flavor.

February 17, 2015


pralines in a box

Pralines For Mardi Gras

We celebrate Fat Tuesday today with these traditional praline candies.

February 12, 2015


chicken wings

Sweet ‘N Spicy Chicken Wings

These chicken wings get the sweet from maple syrup and the heat from cayenne pepper and chili flakes.

October 16, 2014


radish biscuit sandwiches

Simple Radish Sandwiches

Radishes aren't just a spring thing. You may have heard of Daikon radishes, but what about Black Spanish or China Rose? Some are very spicy, some are more mild.

September 11, 2014


curried lentils over tofu

Curried Lentils Bring The Heat And The Sweet

Lentils can get pretty boring after a while. This curried preparation gives them a little heat and a little sweet.

August 20, 2014


potato leek soup with chanterelles

Potato Leek Soup With Chanterelles

This potato leek soup is made especially seasonal with a smattering of sautéed chanterelle mushrooms.

August 12, 2014


chef daniel orr with two examples of saag

Grab Some Greens: Indian Saag

Chef Daniel Orr has cooked all over the world, from France to NYC to the Caribbean. He brings that wide range of experience to this traditional Indian dish.

August 8, 2014


fruity caramelized meringue, finished dish

Fruity Summer Meringue

This dessert has the wow-factor of a Baked Alaska without all the extra work.

August 8, 2014


kohlrabi papaya salad

Local Veggie With A Tropical Twist: Kohlrabi Papaya Salad

This recipe is a nod to both my southern Indiana roots and the several years I spent cooking in the Caribbean.

August 5, 2014


baby turnips with pears

Caramelized Turnips And Pears, How Sweet It Is

Take a chance on some turnips! This recipe cuts the slightly bitter taste of the root vegetable with maple syrup and pears.

July 15, 2014


swiss chard au gratin

The Mother Of All Gratins, Featuring Swiss Chard

It's cheesy. It's hearty. And it's a great way to use up greens!

July 3, 2014


panzanella salad

Panzanella Salad For Your Forgotten Bread

This recipe features some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers along with an ingredient that is past its prime -- stale bread.

July 2, 2014


collard greens with oranges and oyster sauce

Collard Greens With Asian Flare

You may be seeing a lot of recipes for cooked greens on Earth Eats these days, but that’s just because in the summer, there are a lot of greens to use up!

June 25, 2014


sesame roasted kale

Sesame Roasted Kale

Asian flavors enhance all the kale your garden is producing these days. No kale? Use collards or Swiss chard instead!

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