Braised Fennel Gratin – Yes We Do Eat Vegetables Sometimes

Looking back at recent posts I notice there are a lot of meat-centric ones. Though I do love cooking meat, curing it, making sausages, etc., I think the recent posts are due more to seasonality. It’s winter, we eat more braises and roasts than salads. That’s not to say vegetables disappear altogether from the table,…

Culatello – Another Curing Result is In!

A little more than a month ago I posted about curing a butchered ham into a fiocco and culatello. At the time I was only able to show you the fiocco since being the smaller of the two it was ready in a shorter amount of time. Well, here we are 5 weeks later and…

Roast beef with Coffee Rub and Bordelaise Sauce

I had a really nice piece of beef sitting in the fridge and wanted to do something a little different with it. Nothing really jumped out at me from the cookbooks I was looking in but I did see a sauce idea for a rather simple version of Bordelaise sauce. So I thought ok, that’ll…

40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken With Tarragon Mustard Sauce

  I don’t think I had cooked any chicken since before Thanksgiving so this was a refreshing change of pace for us from all of the Christmas/New Year’s overindulging. Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure the last time we had a chicken dinner here at home I made 40 cloves of…