Ian Knauer grew up in a family that always grew, foraged and hunted for their dinner. As a child in grade school he would comb the shelves in the library to find the best recipes to make family suppers. It was always something he loved to do.
Bees are the most important farm member. Learn how to keep your own, harvest honey and cook a honey feast including Chipotle-Honey Glazed Ribs and Honey Cake.
You love beer, but ever think about making your own? Ian learns how with a brewing expert, then takes some home to cook an all beer dinner featuring his Fresh Hop Pasta.
Love pizza? Learn how to make it from scratch! In this episode, Ian teaches you how to milk a cow, make fresh ricotta and mozzarella, then craft those cheeses into a full meal featuring Ricotta Pizza and Cocoa Yogurt Cake.
Want to know the easiest way to support your local farmer? Ian meets with a CSA farmer who's growing amazing produce. Every dish in this episode comes straight from the garden.
Veggies aren't just for the summer. In this episode Ian weaves late season vegetables into a super-satisfying vegetarian meal featuring Winter Squash Stew, Kale Chips, Wheat Berry Salad and Sweet Potato Pie.
Every year Ian and his family host a pig roast on The Farm. Learn about raising heritage breed pigs and sustainable farming as well as how to roast a whole pig and make crowd-pleasers like Big Phil's Mac 'n' Cheese and Erin's Piggy Cupcakes.
4th of July Picnic
When asked what Ian's family and friends who served overseas missed the most, the answer is always the food. Hear touching stories about communicating overseas through food instead of language and make all-American picnic favorites - from Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers to Cornmeal Fried Chicken.
The egg is the most versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Learn how to raise your own chickens and make everything from breakfast (perfect fried eggs on a Croque) to dinner (Fresh Pasta Carbonara) to dessert (Strawberry-Rum Sabayon).
Making Your Own Blt & Beer
In this episode, Ian shows you how to make you own bacon without the use of dangerous nitrites or chemicals. Then he shows you how to make his favorite sandwich, the BLT, accompanied with a cold beer he brewed himself.
Ian takes a trip to visit Iron Chef Jose Garces on his farm and learns his twist in preparing nachos. After being inspired Ian returns home to make his verison of a Potato Nacho to go along with his Brick Chicken, cooked over an open fire pit for dinner.
Fresh herbs brighten up the flavors for everything, learn how easy it is to grow you own herbs at home. Then Ian shows you how versatile herbs can be and which herbs works best with which foods.
America has always had a love affair with steak. In this episode, Ian will show you the secrets to make your own steak that rivals the most famous steakhouse. He'll show you the right cuts of beef to use and most importantly, how to dry age it at home.