Dog For Dinner?

It isn’t a myth that dog is eaten in Vietnam. When we first arrived in Hanoi, we were surprised to find that dogs were noticeably absent from the streets.  Not at all what you would expect to find in a developing country with a reputation for an overabundance of mangy mutts.  We saw only 2…

A Whole Pig And A Shot Of Whiskey

“Hot and smoky.”  That was the description for Wild Turkey Rare Breed, the first whiskey we tried at the 2014 Bacon and Bourbon Expo at Astor Center. This was the sixth year of the sold-out celebration highlighting these uniquely American ingredients.  Set to coincide with Valentine’s Day, past weeknight events have received criticism for long…

Ode To Zuni: Mock Porchetta

Tradition in my house calls for pork on New Year’s Day.  I usually make Apricot and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin – but that wasn’t going to work without my Viking.  So I decided to pay homage to Judy Rodgers and opt for a version of her mock porchetta (mock because it doesn’t use a whole pig)…

Pig Butchery 101

Butchering lessons have been all the rage.  Selling out in minutes, the high demand means prices aren’t cheap.  Unfortunately, most classes in my area have been in Brooklyn and don’t usually coincide with my work schedule.  And if I’m spending all that money, I should be taking home the meat, instead of leaving it for…

Chinatown/Jury Duty Lunch Spots

Since I have bound myself to do a travel post on the second Thursday of the month and this one came very early, I’m cheating.  Although a trip to Chinatown in NYC might require some of you to travel… But if not, I’m working on a post about Belgium for next week!  In the meantime,…