wish i remembered to take a pic after i cooked it...

there are few things that get chefs as fired up as arguing over which breeds of pork taste the best… thanks to my old friend and colleague nathan anda, chef/proprietor of www.redapronbutchery.com , “chef’s night” last night included a taste of some locally raised ossabaw pork that he is working with from bev eggleston of ecofriendly foods. a breed of pig that was let loose on ossabaw island georgia in the 16th century by spanish explorers, it has an unusually high fat to meat ratio, and is exceptionally succulent, moist and delicious… coming soon to a restaurant near you!

Published in: on March 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

farm food voices 2011

i was proud to be involved in this awesome event. i met some great people. i heard some great stories. i tasted some great food. i can’t wait to do it again next year…

a little bit about the event: http://hartkeisonline.com/food-politics/report-on-farm-food-voices-2011/

a little bit more: http://www.examiner.com/dc-in-washington-dc/washington-dc-area-chefs-set-up-shop-on-capitol-hill-support-of-local-farmers

for more info: www.nicfa.org

it was a pretty cool feeling walking the halls of the russell senate building at the close of the event. seeing the former offices of kennedy and nixon… it was nice to visit again (think high school us gov’t class field trip), and be old enough to appreciate what i was seeing, clearly, foR the first time. REALLY COOL.


Published in: on March 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm  Comments (1)  

gary nabhan and uva food collaborative

Last week we were privledged to host a dinner in honor of Mr. Gary Nabhan, author, historian, and local foods champion of the southwest. This dinner followed an event at UVA with the UVA Food Collaborative , where Mr. Nabhan spoke and signed copies of his new book.

 We tried to show him some of the best foods of the central virginia region…

as usual, i forgot to get a picture of the dessert…

warm banana bread pudding, maker’s mark hard sauce and caramel

many thanks to all who attended and helped along the way! 🙂

Published in: on March 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm  Leave a Comment