MY METROPOLITAN KITCHEN - VIDEO SERIES
THE BEST OF MICHIGAN
Michigan has the most incredible raw ingredients, and artisan products, from fresh produce to farm-raised meats to warm baked bread to locally made beverages. My Metropolitan Kitchen celebrates the best food & drink items and Chef Megan LaVigne brings them back to the kitchen to be transformed into a simple and delicious recipe.
Chef Megan is a lifestyle trendsetter who knows how to make the best ingredients even better. Each episode features Chef Megan visiting a regional producer, talking with the artisan/farmer and creating an original recipe with these ingredients.
On this episode of My Metropolitan Kitchen, Chef Megan LaVigne visits Bløm Meadworks in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She speaks with owner, Lauren Bloom. She talks about mead, her products and how she got started along with her partner. Chef Megan takes a can of their mead back to the kitchen to make a delicious Pear and Ginger Apple Crisp dessert.
CHEF MEGAN'S BIOGRAPHY
“Becoming a personal chef, food photographer, brand partner, etc. was not necessarily something I ever pictured happening for my future.
Teaching myself how to cook from scratch, and sharing my journey doing so with others, lit a fire so deeply that I knew I had found my path. I started The Culinary Nest as a fun hobby and outlet and I couldn’t have imagined what would transpire. It grew, changed and challenged me in the very best ways I have ever been in my life… and my purpose was reborn.
Fast forward 5 years: I have cooked for 18 families per week, hosted 5 course events for 30 attendees, multiple private dining experiences, photographed for various national brands and local small businesses, competed on (and won!) a Food Network cooking show and am currently heading into the most exciting time of my career as I enter a media focused space in the culinary field.
– Chef Megan
Ann Arbor is many things, including a culinary hotspot with a focus on farm-to-table excellence, a bustling university town, and a tech hub with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture. Whether you’re a foodie in search of the next culinary masterpiece, an art lover eager to explore world-class museums, or simply looking to unwind in our scenic parks, the Ann Arbor area offers an enriching experience for all. Visit AnnArbor.org to plan your next unforgettable getaway.