Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Ulla Kjarval

@NYCUlla, Goldilocks finds Manhattan or Ulla Kjarval is an Icelandic American who grew up on a farm in the Hudson Valley of New York State. Ulla and I met in the twitterverse. So for all of those non-believers out there, twitter does allow you to find a community of people who care and tweet about the same topics that you do. Ulla actively tweets about the merits of grass-fed meats and advocates for them. Of course this doesn't seem far-fetched when you find out that she grew up on a farm and understands the challenges that small, sustainable farmers have.

Ulla shares her memories of visiting her grandmother in Iceland and how simple and pure the food was. She and her Mom have just developed a traditional recipe for Danish style pork pate that I promised her I will make and then share the recipe with my readers.

First listen and then join the conversation that we are having about the future of food, the impact it has on our health, and the importance of local, sustainable agriculture on our futures and communities. Ulla has. In her words, "My hope is to throw a pebble into the dialogue." Thank you Ulla!!

(The photo is of Ulla's Guinea Boar - so cute!!)