The Buffalo farm-to-table movement is making waves at The Atlantic Cities
, with its coverage of former Buffalo Rising
food editor Christa Glennie Seychew and her account of the rise of the grassroots culinary scene in a city that is typically known for its killer wings. Writer Christine Sismondo, takes us from Christa's first meet-up with me (the founder of an online publication dedicated to local issues) to her first encounter with farmers at a local food terminal, to her eventual role in helping to develop relationships between the farms and the restaurants. Check it out...
How did you get into the Buffalo food scene?
I went to culinary school, although I didn't exactly excel. I also wondered how easy it would be for a woman to move up in the kitchen, so I worked front of house. After I had my kids, I was looking for part-time work and just happened to meet the founder of an online publication dedicated to local issues - very forward thinking for that time. I told him I knew a chef who was working hard to use only local ingredients and suggested he write a story on him. He countered I should write the story. And so I did my PTA-mom-best, worked really hard and wrote the best story I could. Then he started assigning me more Buffalo food stories. Read more