Fall Recipes from Acme Chef Matt Farley
Autumn. Cool crisp air, a different slant of light, green leaves turning into brilliant shades of orange and gold--these welcome shifts lift us from the sluggish end of summer. As the season changes, our tastes follow: mulled cider, comforting soups and stews. It’s time for fall cooking.
Matt Farley, executive chef of the TomKats family of restaurants (The Southern, ACME Feed and Seed, Saffire, and The Southernaire), is originally from New York. He’s created fall-inspired recipes that use our local bounty with a little Northeast flair (Maple syrup in the goat cheese, y’all!). Cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, ginger—the warming spices that lend spark his butternut squash bisque, short rib braise, and fried apple pies bring compelling flavors to cocktails as well. Check out these terrific recipes which Farley designed to feed your party of 10. And, while the soup simmers and the beef slow-cooks to tenderness, stir up a bracing Whiskey Sour made with cardamom simple syrup, lime juice, and a whisper of cherry brandy. That should warm you right up.