Good Food

Good Food = Local Food
All local,:beans & pork from the freezer and sweet potatoes stored in the cellar

(This is an introduction to an extended series.)

Good food has become a cliché – talked about as entertainment but not part of our day-to-day lives. Cooking on TV has gone nuts. Even I have gotten roped in by those 5 way pastry competitions. I am here to tell you that eating is not competition. Cooking shouldn’t be either. Continue reading Good Food

Good Food II

Since we do so much eating, we might as well get it right.  Though neither of us has much in the way of formal training, we think we know what we are doing in the residential/semi-pro kitchen.  We are not interested in production line cooking, though efficiency and effectiveness are always appropriate.  A strong sense of mise-en-place works even for boiling water!

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Soup’s On

Well we cooked soup in Warner last night.

Thanks to the brave souls who came out to play on a dark and stormy night.

I brought some of Mary’s famous Tomato Preserves for a beginning snack.

We talked about braising and soup making and secret beef cuts and lots of other things.  We didn’t get out until 21:00 (which is at least 9 pm in my book).

Soup, Up Close and Personal

I just interrupted the prep for Braised Oxtail to post this note!

As part of Warner’s Local Food, I am cooking Beef and Barley Soup from 19:00-20:00 (7 PM to 8 PM ).  We will be in the kitchen at Town Hall and a good time will be had by all.

Come see how the great tasting cuts get prepared.  Then you can leave all those expensive cuts like Tenderloin and Porterhouse to my other customers!