Katie Briggsis a chef and activist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A 2016 James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership recipient, Katie has traveled far and wide offering up her culinary talents. Her resume boasts whole-animal butchering, hosting culinary events and pop-ups from California to Maine, (as well as abroad in France and Germany) and several years touring with the acclaimed culinary circus Outstanding in the Field to nearly all 50 states. This website is a collection of her recipes, travels and photos from the last decade.
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Good to be out in the city for the Climate Strike. I’ve never seen so many children at a protest before #fightforthefuture #endenviormentalismracism #climatestrikephl #phillystrikesback
The first annual full moon feast @greatsongfarm nearly made my heart explode. I got to spend the week on the farm preparing for the feast and got to work with so many kind souls to create a spectacular dinner. Emily and Maggie grow some of the most stunning produce I have gotten to work with. This is grueling work and Mother Nature likes to push us as far as she can but it all came together perfectly in the end. Working with my farm community from the west coast made me realize how far we have all come as radical food folks. My values were shaped by the biodynamic farm community of the central coast of California. I still call on them in my cooking, from steeping herbs, utilizing flowers, following moon cycles and the celebration of harvest. Thank you for your work and for being a part of me. #farmdinnerseason #hippiefood #radicalfood #eclectikdomestic #fullmoonfeastgsf
Last night I got to hang with my old crew @out_inthefield at one of my favorite farms on the east coast @thehickories. I was in the kitchen with @wood_fire_food and got to help put out an epic meal for 200. Outstanding is such a huge part of my culinary journey. It is because of them I was exposed to countless farmers, chefs and hospitality professionals across the country. It all would have never happened if I didn’t hitch-hike to my first dinner in Santa Cruz back in 2013. Today I can look back and remember all the good memories of food, wine and geological wonders, but this sort of event production is brutally hard work that takes countless hands. Each year I come back there are new streamlined systems that make it all come together so effortlessly, all 20 years in the making. Thank you Outstanding for being apart of my journey, you’ll always hold a place in my heart. #cominghome #onwardandupward #eclectikdomestic
Got to help my three friends put on a farm dinner yesterday @plowsharefarms. It was @coltrane215 first farm dinner for @honeysuckle_popup and it was an honor to use my expertise with outdoor kitchen production to assist in this dynamic event. Celebrating blackness within food and hospitality is crucial to redefining American cuisine. It is an overlooked part of our cultural heritage and it is time for it to be seen as the backbone of our cuisine. I look forward to more collaborations with @kurtcooks @plowsharefarms @feithita @coltrane215 @honeysuckle_popup #farmtotable #eclectikdomestic
The Pizza Toast life chose me. Featuring @phillybreadco everything muffin @bloomingglenfarm and @plowsharefarms tomatoes @shellbarkhollowfarm #2 goat chèvre #thankyouforfeedingme #iloveworkingmarket #farmersmarketsnack #eclectikdomestic
Join me September 28th for a four-course Farm Dinner @greensgrowwest benefiting the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at Greensgrow. I was on SNAP in 2017 when I took a pay-cut to do an apprenticeship. Being able to buy healthy groceries at the farmers market and co-op was such a relief to my finances. Too often we ignore how crucial safety nets like SNAP are for our community. It is time that we see food access as a vital part of a healthy community. We have a long way to go before we can heal this flawed system but I am honored to be able to give back to the program that helped me get to where I am today. Share this post and be entered to win a pair of tickets! Check out @greensgrowwest for details #radicalfood #eclectikdomestic
Check out this nerd! Tonight was my third Twilight Market @greensgrow with @strongrootsdirtyboots & @amandasirwah. Thank you to everyone who has supported my hustle this summer, I love feeding you. Join us in September for our fourth Twilight Market and catch the next #beefbabesphl August 24th @pentridgestation #hustler #nomakeup #eclectikdomestic
I am beyond excited to be cooking with my dear friends, Emily & Maggie at their new farm in the Hudson Valley, @greatsongfarm! We met many moons ago in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains at a biodynamic farm, where we threw many spectacular dinner parties together. Now it is your turn to join us for a Full Moon Feast, featuring farm-grown produce, farmstead cheeses and drinks from Mark Landsman of @silviawoodstockny. All proceeds support Emily & Maggie’s hard work at Great Song Farm. Join us! #farmdinnering #greatsongfarm #eclectikdomestic
Thank you @lunariagardens for making me feel like a Marigold Queen for my Solar return// Last night I witnessed police militarize in my neighborhood in West Philadelphia. Hundreds of officers surrounded our park and a helicopter was whirling around the sky. Even though I wasn’t feeling well I wanted to stand in solidarity with my community and take up space with my whiteness. I wandered around asking folks who were in the park what was going on and asked the cops what was happening. An officer turned away from me and muttered under his breath, “I know what your doing”. I paused, amazed at how he could interpret what I was doing. I was a person in the community trying to understand why the police were terrorizing young black people in my neighborhood. I was watching them do it. We stood on the sidewalk to make sure it didn’t escalate any further. At one point a car backfired and I thought about how gunfire could erupt at any moment and that I could be killed, something black people in my community reckon with everyday. It was not necessary for the police to display such excessive force. This is an old story that we are only now getting to see thanks to technology. We need to demilitarize the police force and reckon with its white supremacist roots. #fightthepower #fuckwhitesupremacy #policethepolice
Pictures of a privileged life. Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes, I am happy to have made it to 29. This birthday is particularly significant to me as I almost didn’t make it here. With the support of my family, friends and therapist I was able to overcome some of the darkest moments of my life. My reality has shifted a lot thru out my 20s and now I find myself at a point where I know who I am, I know the changes I want to see in my industry and community and I know how I want to get there. Celebrating my life this last week has reminded me that my world is one that has been shaped by the endless privileges I was born into. The crisis this country is in is an unbearable truth we must acknowledge and fight. It is time to abolish ICE and dismantle the white supremacist ideology this country was founded on and continues to perpetuate. It is important to take time to celebrate but it is also important to fight against injustice. I am excited and terrified for the work that is ahead of me but anything worth doing is. Thank you for believing in me, I will always try my best. #gratitude #abolishice #fuckwhitesupremacy #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness