Archive for January, 2008

This is Cheap Meat !!!

January 31, 2008 on 2:31 pm | In Resources | 39 Comments



Recently the article written by Mark Bittman, “Rethinking the meat guzzler”, in the New York Times last week and the article “Chefs new Goal: looking dinner in the eye”, also in the New York Times the week before have created a huge stir around the consumption of meat. There was an onslaught of people complaining, and writing letters to the Times, that no matter how the animal is raised killing it for food is still murder. A few months back I did a photo documentation of my experience of a humane animal practice and slaughter and I caught a bunch of shit when Ruhlman posted it on his site.

Here is a Washington post article that I received Wednesday morning from a friend in D.C. Just to top it all, the company that is treating these animals like this have the national school lunch program account. Trust me, my child won’t be eating this meat. This gives you a reason to find out where your animals are coming from. Well, for all of those who really don’t fucking get it, here is a very graphic video to open your blind eye to what we as chefs are trying to prevent.

I am no fucking saint. Yes, I slaughter animals, but I fully believe that the animal should be treated humanely, see the light of day and roam freely all the way to the end. Call me what you may but I would never treat any animal like this. At the restaurant we serve animals raised under Certified Humane standards.

Remember you asked for cheap meat this is how you are all getting to enjoy that fucking $1.00 hamburger, eat up and watch this.

Macys cellar

January 31, 2008 on 12:25 am | In Events | No Comments

Come and try some Boccalone sausage and salumi in the cellar. I will be there dishing out the recipe and some “tasty salted pig parts”.

Dining around with Gene Burns

January 31, 2008 on 12:18 am | In Offal | No Comments

I will be having a boccalone meat snack with radio host Gene Burns on KGO radio. You can listen to Dining Around with Gene burns here.

Astor Center Dinner

January 31, 2008 on 12:08 am | In Resources | 2 Comments

Well folks I finally got convinced to take my Head to Tail dinner on the road. So here it is on march 4th in New York City I will be cooking at the Astor Center with moderator Michael Ruhlman. You can view the events here at Astor Center NYC. Cant wait to see you there.

FDA poised to approve cloned meat??

January 5, 2008 on 2:17 pm | In Resources | 11 Comments

cloned meat diagram

This image gives a whole new meaning to shagging sheep.

Well folks, I guess we have truly reached the pinnacle of fucking stupidity. I cannot believe that the public knows what they are getting themselves into with this cloned meat program. It reminds me of when I was in high school and had to read Aldous B. Huxley’s, Brave New World and how the genetic order was pre-chosen for each person. Do we really need to do this with our meat? What will be the long term effects of this, why are they overriding natural selection that happened for a reason. Who knows what will happen to humans after eating this meat for years. There isn’t enough info in my opinion to back the safety of this huge leap of scientific faith. Come on people, wake up and smell how rancid this is! Read this article that is linked here in the Wall Street Journal. Please voice your opinions now, speak and contact your congressional representatives or write the FDA. This is a scary path to be taking. Be sure to know where your meat and milk are coming from now.

Put your pig in a box

January 4, 2008 on 3:37 pm | In Photos | 25 Comments

This Christmas I decided to do something a bit different, I roasted a whole pig for my family and friends. This was a great meal alot of laughs and a ton of great pork. What more could you want for Christmas My family was happy. As you will see by the photos its very similar to that great Saturday Night live skit. This pig box is killer i will be doing this every year. The photos give a step by step.

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