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Chef Showdown: Local Foods – Randy Chamberlain of Blu in Glen Arbor

When MyNorth.com challenged Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor Blu to our local foods showdown he accepted with gusto and prepared mouthwatering Malted Cherry Ice cream for a MyNorth.com video. In accordance with the rules of the showdown, 90 percent of the ingredients for this dish are from Northern Michigan and another 5 percent are from Michigan, making it a 95 percent made-in-Michigan dish.

Watch the video to learn Chef Chamberlain’s technique. Then click to find the recipes for Malted Cherry Ice Cream.

Here is a list of the local ingredients Chamberlain used in the ice cream:

  • Heavy cream or half & half cream, Shetler Family Dairy, Kalkaska, 231-258-8216
  • Eggs, Halpin’s Land of Goshen at Douglas Valley, Manistee, 231-360-7176
  • Sugar, Pioneer, Bay City, michigansugar.com
  • Dried Cherries, Smeltzer, Frankfort, 231-882-4421

More Chef Showdown: Local Foods Videos

Watch the first Chef Showdown: Local Foods with Crystal Mountain Resort’s Executive Chef Darren Hawley. Chef Hawley prepares Smoked Pheasant and Morel Galantine with Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Gateau, made with over 90% local foods from Northern Michigan.

Watch Martha Ryan, of Martha’s Leelanau Table Prepare Leelanau Raclette Fondue with over 90% local foods from Northern Michigan. And then get the recipe.

Watch Eric Nittolo of the Boathouse Restaurant prepare Rack of Lamb with Parsnip Puree.

Watch Sam Hybel of Gusto in Suttons Bay prepare Asparagus with White Wine Sauce.

Watch Chef John Piombo of Nonna’s at The Homestead in Glen Arbor prepare Goat Cheese and Kale Spelt Ravioli with Roasted Rabbit, Aspargus and Cream

Watch Joseph George of Grand Traverse Resort prepare Bacon and Eggs with Smoked Steelhead Roe

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