Tip of the hat to regular reader Chris for posting this in the comments of yesterdays post about Grease Canisters.
This Disney cartoon from 1942 is a public service message about keeping rendered fat, which can be used in munitions. Amazing both as a piece of history, but also from a factual point of view, how much rendered fat do we throw away each year? And who knew how useful it was? I mean sure for making corn bread or duck confit, but bombs and bullets?
Learn something new every day ;-)
Growing up my grandmother and my mother both had kitchen canisters, you know that set of 4 that had written on the Flour, Sugar, Tea and Coffee? Like this one:My friend Michael and I helped our friend Jane do some heavy lifting and decorating at her Breezy Point beach house this past Sunday.
In the midst of moving furniture passing through the kitchen I noticed Jane has a set of these canisters, which I’ve always loved, when I looked closer at her set I noticed something kind of shocking: instead of coffee or tea her smaller canister said grease? Really? Grease? I’d never seen this before. Continue reading
OMG this made me so hungry for a steak! And in case you missed it check out my earlier post about cattle ranching in Argentina also feature a great video from The Perennial Plate.
For what ever reason I found this oddly transfixing. I suppose comes under the category of Food Performance Art? It’s amazing to me how, out of context, food can really look disgusting.
This cake is wheat/gluten free and dairy free so it is perfect the perfect solution for many situations and occasions. Your gluten free friends will love you, your jewish friends will tell you it’s the best Passover dessert ever and dairy-phobes will love the coconut cream infused chocolate ganache.
Originally from a recipe by Francois Payard, who some of you may remember was the genius behind the amazing coconut pineapple tart Continue reading
There is a beautiful stillness and simplicity to this episode. The handsome young cattle rancher (farmer?) is articulate and straight forward. After watching it you wonder why we would raise cows in any other way.
Once they start to carve the beef that has been slowly cooked by an open fire and place the thick fatty slabs in between simple white buns….well even if you don’t give a damn about sustainability and cattle farming this last few minutes of family and friends sitting around the fire and eating this amazing looking beef is well worth watching.
All I can think about now is where can I go for lunch that serves Argentine beef!