Three extra special treats this Friday: Ari Weinzweig will be signing copies of his Guide to Better Bacon book from 11am to noon. Our friends from Moosejaw, the outdoors equipment fun guys, will be bringing a truckload full of camping, hiking, rock climbing items at big discounts! Free hot dogs and lemonade!
Elph’s House June 5, 2010 Lots of little servings, loads of flavor! Iberico Ham, white hoofed Iberico Ham, black hoofed (sweeter) Garlic and tomato-rubbed bruschetta Kippered salmon Garlic mushrooms Polenta sticks and mole Nettle soup Jillian’s garden salad Asparagus Roasted almonds Arbequina olives Cheese plate including Manchego, Lenor, quince paste, grapes Almond gelato Flourless lemon-almond [...]
Kristen and Ji Hye of San Street fixed dinner for Great Oak last night. Wow. They spent all day cooking pork shoulder and getting all the sauces and other ingredients together – the end result was a menu of build-your-own wraps. Core wrap items were pulled pork or mushrooms and picked daikon and cucumber. Plus [...]
I had the good pleasure of being invited by the Provost of the University to a Tea, honoring Jan & Dan Longone and celebrating their donation of material to the culinary archive at the Clements. The archive is now called the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, or JBLCA as Jan refers to it. It really [...]
We took a field trip to Mindo Chocolate Makers in Dexter, MI. It’s a true bean-to-bar family operation! Mindo is a tiny town northwest of Quito, Ecuador. Each cacao pod is hand-picked by them for freshness and quality then processed immediately. Contrast this to most large scale operations that will harvest every pod – even [...]
Ooh, chocolate! Butter! Breakfast foods!
Weird factoid: Did you know that ground black pepper can have up to 475 insect fragments per 50g? Yet another reason to buy whole peppercorns and grind them yourself! This week features some excellent quality Telicherry peppercorns for a sweet $8!
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