November’s Northern Michigan Local Foodie: Peggy Donaghy

Northern Michigan Foodie File: Peggy Donaghy

Ethnic Garden Catering

Ask Peggy Donaghy of Ethnic Garden Catering to think local for the menu at your event, and she’ll ring her Leelanau Peninsula neighbors. She might order raclette from John and Ann Hoyt of Leelanau Cheese Company, ask Matt and Carissa Visser of Isadore Farm about their upcoming harvest, check on the raspberry forecast for Bardenhagen berries. Set as her home in a divine junction of bountiful landscape and a legion of creative small-scale food producers, her culinary possibilities are delectably endless. After she’s sleuthed what’s available, Donaghy delights in fusing local ingredients with global cuisine—as in the below recipe for Northern Michigan squash with an Italian accent.

Pattypan Parmesan