Showman eBistro Takes Fresh Produce From The Farm to the Table
By: Nikia Wells
A juicy lime, sweet tomato, or just a sprinkling of a fragrant, fresh sprig of thyme or rosemary can elevate a regular home cooked meal to another level of taste, flavour and complexity. Fresh ingredients can brighten up the heartiest of dishes or bring lightness to a heavy sauce. And, the large selection of root vegetables, greens, herbs, and aromatics in each Showman eBistro meal kit is the secret (or at least one of many) to bringing variety and robust flavours to their weekly recipes.Â
While local vendors cannot meet all of the needs of the Showman team, the company does its best to buy local, cook local, and support local. And, a lot of the ripe and flavour packed produce, featured in each weekly box, is sourced from local farms and vendors. The crops of companies like Green Leaf Farms are grown in Bahamian soil and the short commute from farm to table means that fruits, vegetables, and herbs are at their peak freshness when they make it to the kitchens of Showman diners.
Thatâs not to say that dried herbs or frozen/canned produce should be shunned – in fact they are an effective, affordable and handy substitute when certain ingredients are out of season, or not available. But, the crisp, bright flavors of ingredients plucked directly from the land, cannot be matched.
Try Something Newâ¦.
Most Bahamian home cooks are familiar with thyme – the humble herb that is no stranger to just about every savory dish around the county. But, many may not know that thyme (and rosemary along with sage) actually belong to the mint family and pairs equally well in mixed drinks.
If you happen to have a bit of extra thyme handy after completing your next round of dishes, try adding a small bit to your next cocktail (or mocktail) for a slightly different, but equally delicious, flavour boost.