Local recipe developer and writer, Sarah Nasello prepares a few favorite recipes using North Dakota ingredients, grown by ND female farmers and CommonGround volunteers at the Women's Health Conference, May 23, 2016 in Fargo.
Sarah Nasello shares her love of food, family, storytelling and North Dakota through her blogs, “Home with The Lost Italian” and “Lost on the Prairie.” Sarah is passionate about connecting with others through the universal language of food, and as a city girl she welcomes any opportunity to forge new friendships with the food producers of our region – our farmers.
CommonGround volunteers are North Dakota women growing the very foods we find in the produce section and along the aisles. These women are the farmers and ranchers who love, care for these prairie lands and feed the community, state and the world.
Last summer, Sarah and her husband, Tony produced a five-course meal for an event organized by CommonGround North Dakota, called Banquet in the Field. The purpose was to bring city and country folks together, to learn from one another, especially for us city dwellers, and to discover the stories of the people who feed the world from the crops grown here.
Banquet in a Field allowed people to connect, tour plots of eleven crops, taste foods featuring each crop, engage in conversations with farmers who grow the crops and ask questions about food production. The crop plots, planted by Peterson Farms Seeds, included potatoes, flax, canola, sugar beets, pinto beans, soybeans, corn, sunflowers, durum, spring wheat and barley.
During the Women’s Health Conference attendees of “Local Recipes with North Dakota Ingredients,” will learn about the recipes Sarah developed for the Banquet in the Field, her process, love for food and the connections between our ND growers, the food they produce. Each will take home healthy recipes and a delicious taste from North Dakota.
Sarah and her husband, Tony, are co-authors of the cookbook “Party on the Prairie” and Sarah’s writing is also featured throughout the region in their weekly food column for The Forum newspaper. Sarah is passionate about connecting with others through the universal language of food, and as a city girl she welcomes any opportunity to forge new friendships with the food producers of our region – our farmers. Sarah is proud to be a 5th generation North Dakotan and lives in Fargo with Tony and their eleven year old son, Gio.