Category: Local Food and Seasonal Ingredients

A collection of local food and seasonal ingredients, recipes, food and culinary exploration within New York and around the world.  With a focus on using local, seasonal ingredients or cultural specialties, Full Access is excited to highlight some of our favorite dishes for you.

Local Food and Seasonal ingredients include ramps, fiddlehead ferns and asparagus in the spring.  Summer is filled with stuffed squash blossoms and the transition into fall brings venison and slightly heavier fare.  Our winter recipes are filled with stews, soups and filling risottos.

Additionally, our category will highlight growing your own food in local community gardens, baking your own bread and getting a taste of the city.

Maple Syrup Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Spanish Paprika

By Seth Fera-Schanes Here is a recipe from The Refined Chef that will help to combat the cold weather and early sunsets that have spread across the east coast.  It consists of three main ingredients so there is no need to purchase extra items that take up precious […]


A Turkey Meatball Kind Of Day

By Seth Fera-Schanes My grandmother makes meatballs using a mixture of pork and beef.  Growing up my mother made turkey meatballs.  Two different schools of thought, two different final products but one common result; delicious. Some people claim turkey meatballs are dry or not worthy of the name. […]

CSA Soup

By Seth Fera-Schanes My friend recently moved out of the city and I inherited the remainder of his Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) farm share.  It is one of the best gifts a city resident can receive.  Every Sunday, I pick up fresh vegetables and fruit that last throughout […]

A Life in Chocolate

He’s an award-winning chef who, after 40 years in the business, still gets up at 5:30 am to make croissants. Jean-Jacques Bernat, the owner of Provence en Boite in Brooklyn now employs a pastry chef, but he is still intimately involved in the daily workings of his restaurant and pastry shop.

Baked Squash and Garlic Soup

By Seth Fera-Schanes Space comes at a premium in New York and no more so than in the tiny kitchens that are jammed into the 400 square foot apartments found throughout this city.  What should be a simple meal preparation actually poses a challenge due to the lack […]

Venison Schnitzel

By Seth Fera-Schanes One of the advantages to living in New York City is the wide range of food items, sourced from all over the world, that are easily accessible just about anytime you want them.  Have a craving for Durian fruit from Thailand?  Consider it done.  Simply […]