Just went up, got too excited and couldn't wait. Come over and have a looksee....
I've started a new project, and I hope everyone will come over and take a look.
Rather then devote myself to The Whole Beast by Fergus Henderson which was the original idea, I am simply going to try and cook in the spirit of nose to tail eating. Now being a graduate student with a small space and even less money I am not going to go out and buy and entire creature (as much as I'd like too), but go in search of tripe, feet, brains and liver and do the best I can with them. If anyone has a book that will help me along my way please send me the title, if anyone has a dish from their childhood that uses offal or other seldom used parts of livestock please send it my way as well.
The possibilities that lay before me are a little daunting, but it's all very exciting.
There will be lots of pictures, and the occasional curse word. The first recipe that I plan on making is pig's ear and split pea soup, and I'm excited about it. I launched the new site a few days ago, but then pulled it back again because I think that it needs a little more love before I release it on the world. I'm hoping to get it back up ASAP.
Recently I've been writing an assignment which is basically to review a cookbook. After going through many, many choices which are still scattered around my bedroom I decided on The Whole Beast by Fergus Henderson. I love this book, and I love the way of eating that it promotes. Eating the entire animal, especially all the funny bits and offal.
I will post the cookbook review here, after its been edited by my instructor. But my thought is, and I would love to get some of your opinions, that I will try and replicate what has already been done by the famous Julie and Julia blog and cook everything in the book. The techniques in the book range from advanced to fairly simple, and I think the true challenge is going to be getting my hands on all of the special bits of animal that are needed to make these recipes. I will document my adventure here, and post pictures of my creations, for better or worse.
I would love to hear any and all of your thoughts about this project, so please feel free.