Category Archives: Curing and Smoking

Local = KmØ

Who can read KMØ? I make it easier – Km-Zero. ‘Local’ has been a term to confuse as much as please – much other clichés like ‘authentic’, ‘fresh’, ‘natural’, ‘home made’ that fall like snake oil from the copywriter’s pen … Continue reading

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Posted in Apulia, Archaeology and Food, Aubergine, Basil, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Curing and Smoking, DOC, DOP, Eggplant, Farm Shops, Farmers Markets, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, food politics, Hen's and Bantam's Eggs, Ice Cream & Gelato, melanzane, Nonna's Cooking, Organic Food, Origins of our food, Pecorino Romagna, Pork, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Wild Food, Wild Funghi, Wine Making and Viticulture, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mobile Speck Knodel & Strudel

After 15 or more years working in high pressure restaurant kitchens, with their long hours and back-to-back shifts, Franz Schinagl knew he had to break free from his last posting as chef at Asia de Cuba. “As exciting as it was, I became so thin and … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, Austrian Cooking, Beef, Black Peppercorns, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Curing and Smoking, Good Potatoes, Onions, Pork, Rare Roast Sirloin, Salad, Simple Food, Slicing Machine, Stocks and Stock Making, Veal, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Schmaltz, Oma style

  With more and more UK food stores, from hypermarket barns to our neighbourhood late night shops, most times now stocking Duck or Goose Fat and some delicatessens even selling Italian Lardo, a third option is missing. It’s where we should go next. … Continue reading

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Posted in Austrian Cooking, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Comforting Foods, Curing and Smoking, Fish, Good Potatoes, Graisse d'oie and Confit de Canard, Simple Food, Smoked Fish, South West French Cuisine, Terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments