There's a huge difference between the food stuffs you see at Kroger/HT/Publix and the real deal you can get when you are supporting local farmers--from a nutritional standpoint. The people that eat cheaply will pay for it later in medical cost. The equation always balances. So follow the flavor. From Dan Barber to Vivian Howard to AC--the proof is in the burger. The reason so many chefs cook with so much salt/technique/obfuscation these days is that the proteins most suppliers sell are becoming more and more bland as they have had to use products raised with a focus on yield--as opposed to raising breeds/varietals chosen for flavor. There's an argument to be made that the modern American palate has become dulled as it has been further removed from the practice of food production at the home of any kind. Hence the rise of (gotta admit it's delicious) the pork belly culture--eating only the tasty small parts of the animal, while having no idea or willingness to tolerate off cuts or offal. This loss is at the expense of the appreciation of flavor; the joy of "fishy fish", "grass fed beef", and "heritage breed vegetables." Oh, and pimento cheese sucks.
I found this recipe years ago and have made it often. Best pumpkin pie I have ever had.
Had dinner at Northside District this past weekend and everything about our experience was excruciatingly slow. Empty drinks went unfilled. When the food finally came out, everything was pretty tasty, but why does it take 40 minutes to make a salad? Its not like the dining room was busy whatsoever.
^ this guy seems like a blast to have around ^
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