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FFM kitchen cooks up an edible experience March 20

FRANKENMUTH, MI – Things have been heating up in the Frankenmuth Farmers Market’s Artisans Kitchen recently and will continue to do so with upcoming events, including the March 20 members-only Edible Experience Club “ilLOGICAL” dinner.  
The Market’s culinary offerings including the recent Brunchfast, Cream of the Crops Ice Creams, and the Edible Experience Club are overseen by Market Chef Dietrich Bronner and volunteers committed to continuing raising funds to pay for the Market’s new building, completed in late 2016.  

New Cream of the Crops Ice Cream
Debuting at the Brunchfast were new Cream of the Crops ice cream flavors for sale in the Farm Store.  These small-batch, inspired, artisanal ice creams are made in the Market’s Artisans Kitchen by Chef Dietrich Bronner.  Fried Chicken and Waffles Ice Cream using fried chicken breading crumbs from both the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth.  The breading crumbs and fresh-baked waffles were infused into the milk and then strained before being turned into custard, churned, and then swirled with more breading crumbs, waffle pieces, and maple syrup.  Black and Tan Guinness and Candied Bacon Ice Cream features a reduction of the Irish beer with a swirl of candied bacon pieces.  The lightly spiced, dairy and egg free Coco Yummo YAMmo Sorbet stars roasted sweet potatoes with a coconut milk base.  These join the ranks of past flavors including Long John Da Bomb Donut Ice Cream, Jalapeno Popper, Poppy Seed Psychedelia and many more.  

Edible Experience Club Events
The Edible Experience Club (EEC), the brainchild of Dietrich Bronner to bring more creative food to Frankenmuth, offers its members many different benefits along with wildly thoughtful, avant garde dining experiences usually found only in big cities.  One year memberships include 3-4 dinners and cost $250 per person or $450 per couple.  The debut dinner late last year was Game Night featuring the six courses of Checkers, Twister, Chutes and Ladders, Tic-Tac-Toe, Chess and Candy Land.  These board games were reinterpreted through food and accompanied by a tea cocktail that changed colors throughout the night.  One guest after the event remarked, “I’m not sure a meal like this has happened anywhere on the planet before, but it did happen here in Frankenmuth.”  

ilLOGICAL March 20 
The second Edible Experience will take place March 20.  New members must sign up by March 16 to attend.  This dinner’s theme is ilLOGICAL featuring St. Julian Winery Rieslings paired with the conceptual courses of Think Outside The Box, 80/20 Rule, Literal, Which Came First—The Chicken or the Egg?, From Point A to B, and What Goes Up Must Come Down.  While food allergies and dietary preferences are carefully considered, guests are by and large surprised to discover the culinary creations as they arrive at each course.  Menu cards are provided as souvenirs to help interpret the Experience.  July’s EEC performance is Ice Cream for Dinner, featuring the courses of Garden Ranch; Basil, Olive Oil, Balsamic; Bloody Mary, Grilled Cheese; Cucumber; mignardICEs, and Neo-Neopolitan.  November’s EEC dinner is entitled Mathematique 1.0, featuring +-x÷, Venn and Cubed Square Root, Pythagorean Theorem, The First, Second and Third Derivatives of Calculus, and Pi Squared.
To learn more, please visit or the Market’s Facebook page.  The Frankenmuth Farmers Market is an equal opportunity provider.