Thanks to Big D for the garlic you see above, juicy juicy.
Sing Hay! For the Quail with Mushroom Sausage. Boy, talk about a little happy meal package. 1 per person and off you go. I’m still going to fire up the smoker, even though it’s 50 degrees out. I suppose I could try the oven in the house, but I don’t want to. Not the same. Unless you have a gas grill, then it is the same.
Last weekend at the market it rained, you know? Wet. You bet. I believe it was one of the most enjoyable markets ever, except for a few in August, but I can’t go in to that right now. Last Saturday was really nice, only the hard core market goers were there. The proprietors looked extra happy to see people coming & going. And I have to say the mood amoung the public was really good, all smiles. The sellers had their fancy stalls all bound up for winter and the tables turned opposite sides so one could walk IN to the stall and get out of the weather. Fresh warm breads, fancy oils, bristling green vegies, hot coffee and Taylor out there WITH NO SIDES ON HIS STALL. Brrrrrr. Wide open he was and pulling the coolers closer in to the center I found him. He was all smiles though and I walked away with Hocks & Andouille. Not before he accidentally dumped a quart of water down my back, thank goodness for rain gear, eh? This week it will be quail and and more hocks. Gotta love them hocks. Here’s the deal, you read the newsletter and go to the market rain er shine.
Well, after last Saturday, we’re sure that you’re sure Summer is gone, and Winter might even be on the way. We here at Team Fatted Calf were more than impressed with the fortitude many of you displayed by coming out to the Berkeley Market last Saturday, what with the Monsoon Conditions prevailing and all. Your dedication to The Calf (and your dedication to The Meat) does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. You’re swell, as Toponia would say. If you’re feeling dedicated this Saturday as well, there are some rewards awaiting you, one of them being: no rain predicted. Other Meat Lovers Rewards on the docket: The very special Special; Quail stuffed with Wild Mushroom Sausage, which if you haven’t tried it yet, please get on it. You never know when Taylor will feel like moving on to the next thing, and those little quails could fly right out of your life. Also, here’s what one member of Team Fatted Calf did with Duck Demi this last week: a spoonful in cous cous with chick peas, a scoop in carrot chipotle soup, a dollop in a simple tomato/onion/chilli flake pasta sauce. Seriously, what are you waiting for? This is pure, unadulterated fat free (if you care about such things) flavor, people, that sits patiently in its jar in your fridge, just dying to enrich practically anything you cook! It. will. change. your. life.
See you at the Market!
Quail with wild mushroom sausage
Pork Crepinettes with Red Wine Soaked Figs and Hazelnuts
Mexican Style Chorizo
Pates, Confits & Terrines
Pate de Campagne
Tonno di Maiale
Red Wine Salami
Stocks & Sauces
Glace de Viande
Sugo di Carne