Saturday, December 27, 2014

vinyl retro

I could not remember what processed me to recommission the Thorens turntable. My Thorens TD166 MKII turntable had been sitting there gathering dust for 9 years since I moved into my current house, a victim of the digital age. Most of us have embraced the new medium like CD, or worst yet many digital formats like MP3 or streaming audio from the cloud.

my first real ragú

I am like a lot of people in North America, had wrong notions of what real Italian cuisine is. For me at least when it comes to many Italian pasta dishes, and especially spaghetti with meat sauce. Only very recently that I did some reading online on properly way to make ragú.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

vintage manual meat grinder

I have been making many batches of sausages now. I make a lot of andouille and also want to make Spanish chorizo. Both types are traditionally made with big chunks of meat.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

home made boudin - part 1

A few days ago I wrote about wanting to give making boudin a try. I got the chance yesterday. Not wanting to drive across town for grocery with the holiday traffic I drove to the Japanese (more aptly called Asian these days) supermarket Uwajimaya near my house instead. Uwajimaya sells pork and pork products from Carlton Farm, like An Dong market that I frequent.