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Serving Seafood In Indiana, Food Swap, Broccoli Salad

The challenges of serving fresh seafood in an Indiana restaurant, with Chef Jeff Finch. Broccoli, Tuscan style. Btwon Food Swappers trade homemade goodies.

pan-seared scallops

Photo: Matt DeTurck (Flickr)

The one thing Chef Jeff Finch would say is missing from this picture of pan-searing scallops is the smoke. He recommends getting the pan so hot that it fills your kitchen with smoke!

It a little bit harkens back to the rural old times where you help your neighbor out. Your tractor’s broke down, well I can borrow your piece of equipment. I’ve had that happen at my farm before.

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Broccoli is joined by anchovies and Gorgonzola cheese in Chef Daniel Orr’s Tuscan salad recipe.

We visit a meeting of the Btown Food Swappers where homemade goodies are traded.

And, serving seafood in a restaurant hundreds of miles away from where the fish are caught. Candace and Jeff Finch talk about meeting customers’ expectations while not compromising on their food philosophy.

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vendor and customer at farmers market

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Btown Food Swappers Make It, Then Trade It

btown food swappers participants with their spoils

Bring something homemade, homegrown or foraged to trade at the Bloomington Food Swap, and who knows what goodies you'll take home with you.

Finch’s Brasserie May Be Landlocked But Its Seafood Is Fresh

jeff and candace finch in front of the pizza oven

Finch's Brasserie takes pride in supporting local farms, but in order to serve the freshest seafood possible, they have to fly it in from the coasts.

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

In Italy, they treat broccoli more as the star of the show, just as in this dish.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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