Yes, it’s the shortest month of the year but this February slipped by faster than any I can remember. Sorry for the delay from my previous post but I’ve been doing a lot of traveling. Even so, I got in a lot of good reads and here are the top of the last 28 days:
Follow-up files: behold the goods from the second lamb session. Over the course of the night, we mixed up some Merguez as well as this rosemary-garlic sausage and both they tied for the best lamb sausage I’ve ever tried. The technique is the same as with any basic sausage making and it goes something like this. To celebrate, I invited over friends and cooked up a sort of raid-the-pantry breakfast. Here are the deets:
The meal was shrouded in mystery akin to a college secret society, were those groups to revolve around wild foods. It was my nontraditional take on celebrating Valentine’s Day as I got some of my dearest food loving-friends to join an underground dinner where the crux of the menu was freshly foraged fare.
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Often I ask myself, WWJCD? No, not the religious man, but the queen of food television, Julia Child. She was a pioneer who had a matter-of-fact, in-you-face approach to discussing ingredients — take, for example, her famous chicken episode where the focus of the first minute was a lineup of raw chickens. These days our food’s so anesthetized that most have only known chicken to be wrapped in plastic and Styrofoam. But with each episode of AA, I take a cue from JC and incorporate talk of raw ingredients so you know not just where your food comes from but also how to tell top quality.
Dear Valentines Day,
Why do you have to be so sappy, commercial, and blatant? And why you gotta make me feel so crummy? I mean either you pressure me to splurge because I’ve got a S.O. or you consider me pathetic because I’m alone. From the chalky candy to the cheap flowers, the excessive amounts of pink to the bad sparkling wine, you’re the least bearable day of the year.
SF Beer week is in full swing and I kicked it off with Beerunch. There’s something so genuine about beer lovers, and, when mixed with a sunny Sunday, it makes for a successful brunch.
Continue Reading: Beer + Brunch = Beerunch! →
One part domino effect plus one part stars aligning put me in the position to meet three of LA’s food royalty in three consecutive days. My hometown’s long gotten a bad rap for its restaurant scene, but I grew up knowing different. Two food power duos who helped me keep my faith were Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton of Campanile and Food TV’s Two Hot Tamales, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Collectively, they were my food idols back when I started cooking — as evidence by my autographed edition of The Food of Campanile and how I used to attend Taste of the Nation in hopes of rubbing shoulders with any and all of them.