Pork

Guanciale (oh, oh)

(To the tune of “Volare”) Got my guanciale hung in the very sophisticated curing setup in my basement (the basement is 60F and 61% humidity, which isnโ€™t too bad). Not pictured is the small, weak fan blowing a gentle breeze in the guancialeโ€™s general direction. […]

Great British Game Pie

THAR SHE BLOWS! Like a precocious baby, my game pie is standing on its own. Iโ€™m still going to wait until tomorrow to slice it open and reveal the cross section, but ainโ€™t she a beaut? #gamepie #meatconcierge #britishfood #proudmama ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ– ๐ŸฆŒ ๐Ÿ•Š ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง#food52 […]

Persimmon Season

Was just revisiting some old Instagram posts to find inspiration for using persimmons. This one was particularly sublime.   Tails & Trotters pork tenderloin with caramelized onions, apples and persimmons and a red ale reduction; pumpkin risotto with home-cured bacon lardons. Not pictured: green salad […]

Spam Musubi Fried Rice

Musubi fried rice with an egg on top and a dribble of teriyaki sauce. It needed sriracha to bring some sweetness and acidity but it tastes exactly like I crumbled up musubi into a bowl! #brunchathome ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ–#spam #nori #rice #musubi #friedrice #hawaiianfood […]

Cassoulet

Toulouse-style cassoulet: Dear lord, what an undertaking. Even if I *hadnโ€™t* accidentally unearthed a whole pigโ€™s head to add to my weekend workload, cassoulet is a fucking Project. I simplified it somewhat to spare myself the trauma: making what is basically French tare saves a […]

Bacon is My Jam

This decadent stuff is super easy to make. Just brown like a half a pound of bacon in a pan, then pour off most of the grease. Return the dirty, greasy pan to medium-low heat, and slowly cook a half a small chopped onion, a […]

Wild Boar Mapo Tofu

You can make this quickly by using store-bought Sichuan chile oil, but it’s also nice to mace yourself toasting Sichuan peppercorns and facing heaven chiles in your wok to make mala oil from scratch. Nicky Farms ground wild boar mapo tofu, because sometimes you need […]

Summer Ramen Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer ramen made with @nueskes impeccable cherry wood-smoked bacon; @umiorganic noodles (bouncy af); smoked pork dashi; peas, roasted tomatoes, corn, beans, squash blossoms, and scallions from the garden; plus a soy-marinated backyard egg. #dinnertonight #ramen #meatconcierge ? ? ? ? ? ? #bacon #noodles #vegetables […]

Staycation

I was craving a teriyaki Trader Vic's-style thing so I grilled up a Nicky Farms wild boar patty, yakionigiri (grilled rice balls), fresh pineapple and bell peppers. The wild boar is really nice — it's leaner and more flavorful than farm pork. It goes well […]

Pork Brisket is a Thing

A beautiful @tailsandtrotters pork brisket (it's a thing!) resting after smoking and slow-roasting. I'll slice it up and serve it with orzo pilaf (smoked zucchini, peppers, herbs from the garden, smoked Russian cheese, pine nuts). #dinnertonight #meatconcierge 🍖 🍖 🍖 🍖 🍖 #pork #meat #bbq […]