For six years, Nick Chambers, aka Chef Funghi, has managed Valley Roots Food Hub, a distributor of locally grown produce located in Mosca, Colorado. Besides supplying truly local produce to consumers across Southern Colorado, Nick’s operation supplies the majority of produce featured on Chef Chase Kelly’s menu at Ranchlands’ Zapata Ranch.
Next fall Zapata Ranch will be hosting a writing workshop with award-winning American author Pam Houston.
“The Crane is wildness incarnate. High horns, low horns, silence, and finally a pandemonium of trumpets, rattles, croaks… a new day has begun on the crane marsh. A sense of time lies thick and heavy on such a place. Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
Feeding hungry guests after a long day of ranch work is no small task, but Chase Kelley is no stranger […]
We have a wild rhubarb plant growing behind an old building at Zapata, so last week I harvested some of the rhubarb and made a simple compote that goes great on toast or mixed into some yogurt and granola.
This recipe makes one 8 inch galette or two 4 inch galettes.
This is the easiest and most versatile dough we work with at Zapata. We usually keep a batch of this […]
This hummus recipe is slightly modified from the incredibly popular Zahav cookbook by Michael Solomnov.
Anyone familiar with cornbread seems to have a preferred version, usually derived from the region they’re from or the type they grew up eating. This version seems to be a fair compromise for everyone. You can taste the corn more than the flour, it has a very subtle sweetness, a slight tang, is moist in the center, and when made properly has an outer crust that is slightly caramelized and crisp.
This salsa can be made two ways. One version is chunkier and only uses six ingredients. The second version is smoother, spicier, uses sevenish ingredients, and takes a few more minutes