Monthly Archives: March 2011

Digging into Momofuku

This book is awesome. It’s pork-centric, old fashioned Korean food in some ways (which is great), pan-Asian in others (also great), and it takes those traditional culinary roots and expands on them, rather than being bound by them. Did I … Continue reading

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Crispy Pig’s Ears

The other thing I picked up last weekend down on Arthur Avenue (along with the tongue) was a package of pig’s ears. Hard to pass these up after reading Michael Symon’s Live to Cook, and I’d love to try them … Continue reading

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Building the Perfect Reuben

I’m totally ready for the “Reuben From Scratch” Challenge, when it comes, Ruhlman.  Having a Brine Challenge for Charcutepalooza due the same week as St. Patty’s Day means there’s a ton of home-cured corned beef simmering in pots around the … Continue reading

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Corning a Tongue

Ok, so I’ve picked up some weird things at the market in the past few years. Inspired in part by Fergus Henderson, Michael Symon, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I’ve bought kidneys, sweetbreads, pig’s ears, trotters, calves brains, bone marrow, and liver … Continue reading

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