Essential for smooth execution of any special occasion menu: working menu, complete prep list, quantities, schedule, assignments, and product order guide. Any other obsessive list makers out there?
When my rep from D’Artagnan texted me to ask if I wanted a suckling pig, how could I say no? Normally they are special order, but he had a cancellation and neither of us wanted it to go to waste. So having never worked with suckling pig, I took a 25 pounder home to experiment. Confronted withContinue reading “Smallest Boxing Day Ham”
They are not really a bean, but a small succulent plant that grows near salt water. This particular species, Salicornia virginica used raw, made a tasty briny garnish for pan roasted cod. Funny enough because of it’s crunch and pickly flavor, we also found it a nice complement to a creamy funky cheese like Taleggio.
We’ve finally had some Spring weather here in Brooklyn, which has me craving seaside eats. So I ordered a bag of chowder clams (aka quahogs if you’ve spent any amount of time in Rhode Island, or watching Family Guy) thinking I was going to make clam chowder. That’s 100 large clams. I washed them andContinue reading “Secret Special: Baked Chowder Clam”
My obsession with lamb shoulder (and cooking with booze) continues…. …with ale braised lamb shoulder ragout, pappardelle, and gremolata.