Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 3 – The Cure

Most connoisseurs know it to be one of the finest food products of any kind in the world, let alone the greatest of hams. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, as it is known, comes from southwestern Spain, primarily from the regions […]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 2 – La Matanza

For the Ibérico pigs spending their last days on the idyllic dehesa during the montanesa, their time would ultimately come to an end and they would move onto the next phase of their being – the transition of their special […]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 1 – La Dehesa

While deliciousness can be found throughout the animal kingdom, no animal provokes more passion than the pig. There are many wonderful breeds of pigs, but sitting proudly at the pinnacle of porcine perfection is the Spanish black-footed Cerdo Ibérico, especially […]

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Eating (and Drinking) Excels at Estela: Part 2 – Dinner

In my post on brunch at Estela I mentioned that good personal circumstances can enhance the experience of a meal. For that brunch, I couldn’t have enjoyed better circumstances – I had my whole family with me, an occurrence now […]

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Eating (and Drinking) Excels at Estela: Part 1 – Brunch

When we first sat down at Estela and perused the brunch menu, my first inclination was that my first time there should have been for dinner. It was just brunch, after all. While it would likely be good, they had […]

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Husk – A Look Behind The Scenes

After a fabulous meal at Husk this past October, I and my friend, Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog, who had been dining there that evening with his family, had the pleasure of a behind the scenes tour of the restaurant with Husk […]

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Husk – A New Taste of the Old South

The last time I had been in Charleston, Husk was a gleam in Sean Brock’s eye. He knew where and what it was going to be and when he spoke about it it was with great excitement. Chef Brock made […]

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R.I.P. Steven A. Shaw – aka “Fat Guy”

Few people outside of my family have made as much of a difference in my life as Steven Shaw. Steven, along with Jason Perlow, was one of the co-founders of eGullet.com, which went on to become the eGullet Society of […]

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Back to Birch

Ben Sukle is one of my favorite young chefs in the country and it has been a pleasure watching (and tasting) his continued progression as a chef from his early days at The Dorrance, where the influence of his stint […]

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Perfektion at Pakta

It’s well known that Peruvian cuisine, with its diverse cultural influences – from Spain, Germany, China, Italy, Japan, and of course the indigenous Peruvians who have made it their home for centuries before these new arrivals – and incredible wealth […]

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