Okay, first things first. Taylor & Toponia are taking off for a few days. After some rolling around it looks as though Jan will be holding down the fort for the most part. However, you’ll find yours truly there setting up and sticking it out for a few hours. That’s right, the good Dr. Biggles will be slinging meat up until about Noon on Saturday! So, if you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hi.
Second things second and man it’s a home run. This week are Lamb Crepinettes with Nicoise Olives and Red Wine. Actually, you may not get any cause I’m going to buy them all when I get there at 8am to load the truck. If for nothing else, these rounds of lamb are worth getting out of bed for. Next up is the special, as if the Crepinettes don’t qualify, the Petit Jambon. I nice little hammy ham that’s been brined and is ready for the grill or smoker. Oh look! Guinea Hen Terrine, oooo you should get one of these too. Sweet & happy little Guinea Hens make some wonderful pates, I miss them so. Ya know, I’m seeing a lot of wonderful greens in the stores these days, and they’ve got Pancetta listed. If’n you’re in the NEED.
All looks well on their menu for this coming Saturday. Come on out to the Berkeley Farmer’s Market and find yourself some meaty adventures.
Now for their Newsletter …
Hey everybody: Heerree’s Jaaaaan!!! Yep, Jan will be your Meat Maven this Saturday at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market. What can we say about Jan? She is a mystery wrapped in a riddle. We often ask ourselves “whither, Jan?” (or is it “whence, Jan?”). Jan is one of the first FOFC’s ever (Friends Of Fatted Calf), and met her at the market, where almost everyone knows her as A Fairly Important Person Working For Blue Bottle Coffee. Hey, she pesters us for meat, we pester her for coffee, it’s beautiful, man. To know Jan (as much as one can know Jan) is to love her. For one thing, she’s always willing to pitch in, and pitch she will this weekend, as Taylor and Toponia will be out of town. Jan’s been to the meat factory, even helped make the meat a few times, and she knows her stuff. In a rare one-on-one interview, Jan revealed some of the tender tidbits that make her tick:
Fatted Calf Newsletter: Jan, can you tell us a little about yourself before the big day on Saturday?
Jan: Oh my God, as if I am not under enough pressure.
FCN: No pressure, but if you could let our readers know which FC products you really like…
Jan: Toulouse sausage with that hint of nutmeg. Pretty much any crepinette because the fat-net is so cool. Sugo on toast (just a smidge, like heavily rationed marmalade). You know I like every damn thing they make because it is all LOVEly and so are they and they care care care all the way through.
at this point in the interview Jan begins to tear up and drool simultaneously
FCN: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Jan: Dr. Biggles from www.meathenge.com is going to help out for the mad rush, but then I’ll be on my own!!!
At this point the interview ends abruptly as Jan leaves for her coffee roasting gig. What can we say, she’s a busy gal. Please come on Saturday–don’t pass up this rare opportunity to meet Jan and CHEW THE FAT with her!
Saturday at The Berkeley Farmer’s Market:
NOTE: we will not be reserving any product or taking special orders this week so as to ease Jan into playing Meat Store. Thank you!
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Lamb Crepinettes with Nicoise Olives and Red Wine
Mexican Style Chorizo
Pates, Confits & Terrines
Guinea Hen Terrine
Duck Pate with Brandied Prunes
Petit Sec aux herbs
Other Meaty Goods
Glace de Viande
Sugo di Carne