On this week’s episode of Fuhmentaboudit!, our guest in the studio is Rob Handel, the executive chef at Bees Knees Café, a farm to table cafe located on Heather Ridge Farm. In addition to weekly brunch and lunch offerings, they organize a monthly “Supper Club,” which is a five or six course tasting dinner. Rob has a passion for seasonal, locally grown, and foraged produce, herbs, and flavors. He also teaches monthly cooking classes that aim to provide a technique based approach to cooking that is accessible to cooks of all skill levels.
“One of the struggles of having a farm to table cafe in the Catskill Mountains is that the season is so short…so I’ve developed a lot of techniques to be able to preserve stuff in the summer, in the spring, in the fall, and then use it up all winter long so that we still have local products throughout the winter.” [9:25] – Rob Handel