So we’re starting a new Christmas tradition. From now on, it’s Christmas Osso Buco! Cooking grass-fed beef often makes people quite nervous, but once you go grass-fed, you may find it hard to go back! Yes, it does cost a bit more – but this was Christmas after all AND it is always less expensive […]
Right before Christmas this year we were treated to the Chef’s Table at The Hop in Beacon, NY: A four hour gastronomic tour of craft beer and artisanal fare. Our guides on the journey, Chef (& DJ) Matt Hutchins and The Hop’s resident beer guru, John-Anthony Gargiulo took us on an amazing 9 course ride. […]
Kimmy and I took a class in Tuscany last May with the Artisan Bread School where we made sourdough, focaccia, ciabatta, grissini and several other styles of bread. Now it’s time to start thinking about designing our own wood-fired oven.
I have embarked on a transition from corporate life at a desk and cubicle for a bread oven and a barnyard. We look to buy land, build a tiny eco-home and “bootstrap” a small farmstead. Abraham Lincoln once said “the finest art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small […]