FOOD: Good Food Starts Fresh
July 6, 2012
Falls Church Times Staff
Even with all the tumult over the last few weeks in the City of Falls Church, some good things have been happening. If you are a foodie, you may be on social media, in particular Twitter and it was through Twitter that Chef Nathan Lyon reached out last week. Nathan is from Arlington, now living in Los Angeles and was coming back to the area to do a fundraiser for his elementary school Long Branch Elementary on July 8th.
Between power outages and non-working networks, Nathan and I were able to converse over Twitter to learn more about each other and set up an event on July 7th. As with any form of communication, how you respond and what you respond makes a big difference in the conversation. I have communicated with several chefs over the years via many forms of media and I was completely impressed with how gracious, courteous and responsive Nathan was in all of our communications.
After doing research on Nathan Lyon, I found that not only was his cooking style in line with what is promoted during the Falls Church Farmers Market Chef series but that he had recently completed a cookbook focusing on recipes for farmers market produce. With an impressive background of culinary school, international travel and television shows including PBS’s Growing a Greener World, Nathan’s demonstration and cookbook signing will be a great addition to the Falls Church Farmers Market Chef series.
Please join us this Saturday, July 7th from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Falls Church Farmers Market Chef demonstration where Chef Nathan Lyon will demonstrate spicy watermelon gazpacho from 9:00am to 9:30am and after that will be selling his cookbooks “Great Food Starts Fresh” and signing them.
By Kathleen Nixon
July 6, 2012