Truffled Saucisson Sec: Taking the Next Step on My Charcuterie Adventure

I don’t think I’ve arrived at the peak of home curing but I’ve definitely leveled up with this air cured sausage: truffled saucisson sec.  Who’d have thunk when I started making my own bacon a couple of years ago I’d end up turning a refrigerator in my basement into a curing fridge and making driedContinue reading “Truffled Saucisson Sec: Taking the Next Step on My Charcuterie Adventure”

Blue Moon Braised Pork Cheeks Basquaise

A few weeks back I was at the butcher shop and picked up some various pork parts, 2 pounds of cheeks being part of the haul.  They were really inexpensive at $2.49 per pound and I had intended on curing them but ended up putting the pork cheeks in the freezer to save for anotherContinue reading “Blue Moon Braised Pork Cheeks Basquaise”

Pollo alla Milanese Vestito (Breaded Chicken Cutlets)

Sorry for more Italian but I’ve been on a roll lately and couldn’t resist making Pollo alla Milanese this week.  Cheryl’s been swamped at work and this is one of her favorites.  It’s also her birthday week so I thought this would be a nice weeknight dinner to prepare for her.  That and pollo allaContinue reading “Pollo alla Milanese Vestito (Breaded Chicken Cutlets)”

Cavatelli with Duck Sausage and Brussels Sprouts

I’ve been trying out a Christmas present this week; Classico e Moderno, a new Italian food cookbook from Michael White.  It’s a great cookbook which is split into two parts, half contains classic Italian preparations and the other half contains his modern takes on them.  For Sunday dinner this week I handed the book toContinue reading “Cavatelli with Duck Sausage and Brussels Sprouts”

Lucky Lentil Soup with Garlic Sausage for New Year’s

Happy New Year!  Around the world you can find people eating lots of different foods in order to bring good luck and fortune.  In Italy the good luck dish is lentils and cotechino (a sausage).  No cotechino laying around la mia casa, but I did have some lentils and some of my garlic sausage soContinue reading “Lucky Lentil Soup with Garlic Sausage for New Year’s”