So I finally did it...
I got an iPhone and I'm learning how to use it.
Any hints, tips or tricks are greatly appreciated!
Isn't it wild...imagining for a moment what life would be like without today's techy gadgets!?!
How has technology changed the way you live? Just the other day I was corresponding with co-workers overseas in real time on my Blackberry. My friends in Italy share text messages with me and my brother and I chat in real time through our laptops and the web. Crazy! Ten years ago we had pagers and knew how to spell out "Goodmorning" (600017704171176) and "I love you" (143). These days I BBM without looking at the keys to my phone...
I'm still longing for that cell phone that can replace my office and I'm sure it’s on the way!
How does technology affect your everyday life? What about technology and the kitchen?
Cheeses, Sardines and Dolmas...
Often you get home and just want to chill... After a long day, you go into the fridge and open up an easy to drink Heineken Light and kick back and relax.
In the fridge I had some cheese, Smoked Sardines and Stuffed Greek Grape Leaves. With a few crackers we had a meal!
to see pictures of the fires burning through the North-Western part of the San Fernando Valley.
The pics start off early AM on my drive to work with a view from the street as well as the fwy.
I get to work and then jump onto the roof to get a glimpse at all the airpower they brought in for this thing.
Early in the AM on the way to work there were the twin SuperScoopers flying around but the wind got too high for them the rest of the day.
I hope tomorrow is a better day.
Enjoy the pics.
I've been a part of Foodbuzz for a while now and I'm glad they're finally public! This company really cares about its bloggers. Check out the official press release below...
San Francisco – October 13, 2008: Foodbuzz, Inc., officially inaugurates its food blogger community with more than 1,000 blog partners, a global food blogging event and an online platform that captures the real-people, real-time power of food publishing in every corner of the world. At launch, the Foodbuzz community ranks as one of the top-10 Internet destinations for food and dining (Quantcast), with bloggers based in 45 countries and 863 cities serving up daily food content.
“Food bloggers are at the forefront of reality publishing and the dramatic growth of new media has redefined how food enthusiasts access tasty content,” said Doug Collister, Executive Vice President of Foodbuzz, Inc. “Food bloggers are the new breed of local food experts and at any minute of the day, Foodbuzz is there to help capture the immediacy of their hands-on experiences, be it a memorable restaurant meal, a trip to the farmers market, or a special home-cooked meal.”
Foodbuzz is the only online community with content created exclusively by food bloggers and rated by foodies. The site offers more than 20,000 pieces of new food and dining content weekly, including recipes, photos, blog posts, videos and restaurant reviews. Members decide the “tastiness” of each piece of content by voting and “buzz” the most popular posts to the top of the daily menu of submissions. Foodbuzz currently logs over 13 million monthly page views and over three million monthly unique visitors.
“Our goal is to be the number-one online source of quality food and dining content by promoting the talent, enthusiasm and knowledge of food bloggers around the globe,” said Ben Dehan, founder and CEO of Foodbuzz, Inc.
The Foodbuzz blogger community is growing at a rate of 40 percent per month driven by strong growth in existing partner blogs and the addition of over 100 new blogs per month. “The Foodbuzz.com Web site is like the stock of a great soup. The Web site provides the base or backbone for bloggers to interact as a community, contribute content, and have that content buzzed by their peers,” said Mr. Dehan.
Global Blogging Event
Demonstrating the talent and scope of the Foodbuzz community, 24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs offered online food enthusiasts an international, virtual street festival of food and diversity. The new feature showcased blog posts from 24 Foodbuzz partner bloggers chronicling events occurring around the globe during a 24 hour period and included:
• Mid-Autumn Festival Banquest (New York, NY)
• The "Found on Foodbuzz" 24-Item Tasting Menu (San Francisco, CA)
• Aussie BBQ Bonanza – Celebrating Diversity (Sydney, Australia)
• The Four Corners of Carolina BBQ Road Trip (Charleston, SC)
• Criminal Tastes – An Illegal Supper (Crested Butte, CO)
• From Matambre to Empanadas: An Argentine Dinner (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
• A Sweet Trompe l’oeil (Seattle, WA)
“24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs” captures the quality and unique local perspective of our food bloggers and shared it with the world,” said Ryan Stern, Director of the Foodbuzz Publisher Community. “It illustrates exactly what the future of food publishing is all about – real food, experienced by real people, shared real-time.”
About Foodbuzz, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, Foodbuzz, Inc., launched its beta Web site, foodbuzz.com, in 2007. In less than a year, Fooduzz.com and its community of over 1,000 exclusive partner food blogs have grown into an extended online property that reaches more than three million users.
Yes - it really is pre-cooked meat on my blog...
WHY? Because sometimes I just don't want to think...JUST EAT! (and its not all the bad, too)
Microwave for a few moments, let rest and slice thin.
So - the next time you're at the Traders, take a peak at some of the offerings of pre-cooked options. I really like the shredded bbq chicken and I want to try the baby back ribs they have.
Yes, it's from Costco!
I found these last four bottles at my local Costco a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was interesting that there were only four left and that they were almost hidden out of view.
What's funny is that when we went to ring up that days purchases, these wouldn't scan so they gave them to me for about $10 each.
I found a good amount of info on the DF Flynt MW site which is who produces and bottles this wine (so says the label above. GO HERE TO SEE THAT INFO...
For some reason, I was on this notion that super high alcohol values would yield the right wine for the night. From past experiences I know that (depending on the producer) higher alcohol percentages usually tell me that the wine will be big and fruity with sweeter notes and fruitier tones - more alcohol, more sugar there was to produce it. I'm no expert and I very well may be wrong about this whole thing but it's what I thought at the moment.
So I walked into the local Trader Joes and searched for the high alcohol bottles. My highest numbers were all zinfandels.
I chose to walk out with the Ravens Wood primarily because of the way the bottle looked. I was going to Friday night dinner and you have to admit the Ravens Wood does a good job on their bottle's design so I didn't feel bad walking in empty handed now and also, what I brought looks cool. For a little less then $15, this Zin wasn't bad but it wasn't really great either.
Because of the high alcohol, the wine wouldn't cool down. It was so hot from the alcohol that right away I decanted it so it could breathe more but that didn't really help either.
I tried a glass at the end of the night and it was still as hot as it was three hours earlier, when I opened the bottle.
Now, it's really not a bad bottle, but I expected more. This for me is just another lesson that for quality, you have to pay $$$.
There aren't many great lunch places in the Chatsworth area. This sushi spot is close to work and isn't bad at all. Going to sushi is always a treat for me because I know that I can't sit at the bar and leave without spending at least $25 for lunch (which is a lot).
This sushi combo plate was about $16 and came with all that you see here, along with one roll of my choice and a nice amount of edemame. Now, if I stayed with that, I would leave with about an $18 or $19 check which isn't bad. You'll see why it got more expensive when you keep reading...
L bought some tickets to see The Dave Matthew's Band last night at the Staples Center.
It was my first of his show and I was able to understand many more words then just listening to his albums. It was unfortunate that the concert fell on the same day that a band member passed away. Dave seemed to be in good company with his "family" on stage and the crowd loved the show (so did L).
So - many have wondered over the last few months what I have been up to. After Fra' Mani and the wonderful time off (traveling) I have finally made the move back to Los Angeles. I grew up only 10 minutes away from where I currently live and a lot of the time I am glad to be back in LaLa Land.
As for work - I am currently the Estimator and Project Manager for a steel fabrication company called Ironman, Inc.
This field is completely new to me and the learning curve has been tough and often times aggravating but the give from the food industry is nice. What's crazy is that time passes by so quickly and I have been with Ironman for a year already.
I've been through four projects with them and below are some photos of one of the latest projects almost 100% complete.
This is the Moorpark College Academic Center
Some more pictures are in the continuation of this post.
Structural Steel is a great trade to be in.
With steel being in such a fluctuating market these days, I'm always on top of price changes and fluctuations and I am always trying to get my projects done in the quickest and most streamlined manner.
It's a fun game to be playing and I'm glad it's what I do...FOR NOW!
One of my favorite foods in the whole wide world is Xiao Long Bao aka XLB. XLB is a dumpling which literally translates to "little basket bun".
These are commonly found in the areas of Shanghai and Wuxi, China. Here in the US, XLB are also referred to as Soup Dumplings.
These little pockets of love are worldly. A thin, slightly translucent, unleavened dough surrounds meat which has been steamed. In preparation, the meat includes a good amount of gelatin that once steamed, turns into soup within the wrapper of the dumpling.
Most commonly served with vinegar and slivers of ginger, I love to eat my XLB in the following way:
Il Tramezzino - a place I first went to in Beverly Hills is now opening in Tarzana. The photos above were taken at the location in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Boulevard just west of Coldwater Canyon.
"Il Tram," as everyone calls it, is well known for its light and quick bites and also as a place to see and be seen. For some reason unclear to me, this place is very IN at the moment. I remember going there late one night and enjoying a hot croissant filled with Nutella and sliced Bananas.
This is definitely not an advertisement for this establishment, but merely a public announcement. If you ingest the garlic sauce...beware of the side effects which may include horrible breath and unpleasant "burps".
I did try this place on one of the first weeks of its existence at the new location off of Lassen and Mason in Chatsworth, CA. This location was previously a KFC so the fitting for a chicken restaurant was perfect but I gave to ask myself why KFC left the area - maybe the demographic was off?
I was home alone the other night - actually, I remember it was a Sunday night. Limor was out and I was just lounging on the couch. I stepped over to the kitchen and peeked into the refrigerator.
Inside I found some chicken breasts and a large helping of cremini mushrooms. Right away I thought this would be a good match for a vinegary and earthy sauce that could use the help of some well rinsed capers and a dab of butter.
I pulled out my day-to-day ingredients. I reached for my vinegars and came out holding onto a bottle of Sherry Vinegar and a bottle of White Wine vinegar which I picked up at Monterey Market in Berkeley.
I pounded out my chicken breasts and dusted them with a touch of flour. Into a hot pan they went until golden brown on both sides. I wasn't too concerned with the breasts being cooked, just that they were golden and delicious. Later, they went back into the sauce to finish cooking.
Once the chicken was out of the pan,
I love this coffee - in Hebrew it's pronounced "ness kahfe" and it is either made using steamed milk or hot water. This is an instant coffee which is just great.
The second photo is of a Meyer Lemon with two Japanese Yuzu in the back. Both products were purchased from the Monterey Market in Berkeley while I was up there for New Years.
My dad is a great cook, when he wants to be at least. His specialty always have been soups and hummus but lately he's also been making some great choont.
Choont, aka. Cholent or Chameen, is a stew made primarily of meat and potatoes or grains of wheat but there are numerous possibilities. There are always hard boiled eggs involved and it is usually eaten on Saturday with a loaf of Challah bread.
This particular one above was okay. This one was made with beans and I really love the ones made with wheat berries. The best part is when a Kishke is thrown into the mix.
As you may see, I've encountered some technical difficulties in my last posts which were posted from the road, traveling through Israel.
The photos were not uploaded correctly through the e-mail feature of TypePad. I am now at a physical connection and I plan to update the site continuously.
Well - after about 450 days of bieng a "Nor-Cal" resident, I am back in sunny (and hot) Los Angeles.
I left Fra' Mani Handcrafted Salumi in good hands with Jasmine Smith, a past co-worker from the CIA, as the Production Supervisor and Erik Soderholm second in command.
It's nice to be back in LaLa. I have plenty of challenges on my plate and there is a pretty tight schedule of events from now until our (Limor & I) departure to the "mother-land".
Our trip is open for three months and it starts mid-July. I can't wait.
Until then I will be trying out a new industry, something I am completely unfamilliar with, and I hope to gain knowledge and respect for the field (primarily construction if you're interested in knowing).
I am looking forward to having time for myself, my family and my friends and most of all I am looking forward to cooking again, writing again and having fun.
I never win anything...ever...but I guess when the cause is a positive one then luck is on my side. Pim and a great group of bloggers have done it again.
This year we raised over sixty-thousand dollars to help the UN World Food Programme. People from all over donated gifts and prizes to those who donated. I tried to give a salami but I didn't make the deadline. There's always next year to give back.
So, I won a dinner for two at Manresa in Los Gatos care of Pim's Blog and the staff at Manresa (I think!).
I'm on my way to Iowa today. I'm traveling with PB and we are going up to visit some of the farmers that raise hogs for us here at Fra' Mani. This trip should be extremely beneficial to fully understanding the process in which our meat is raised and ultimately, how our Salumi is supreme!
The culmination of our trip will take place in Chicago where I will be attending the Pack-Expo / Process Expo on Monday and Tuesday.
Look forward to some cool pics.
We had a tasting earlier this week where I had the pleasure of meeting the world famous chef, Thomas Keller. Him and his Bouchon team including a friend from school, Gary, came by from Las Vegas for the day. Very Wild!
Have you tasted Fra' Mani yet!?!
To all the somewhat normal viewers of PotentialGold.com I have been very busy since my move up to Berkeley. Working very hard to make the most superior salame in Cali, and most likely in all of America is no easy job. I have been working directly with Paul Bertolli and a great crew and we are slowly making it happen.
Our Fresh Sausage has been in the market for almost two months now and a few weeks ago we started releasing our first lots of dry salame.
Our product line is available online at www.FraMani.com and you can learn about the company from that link as well.
I am going to leave you with some great Rum and E's Banana Walnut Cake.
I just found out that I won the draw for my apartment...great news as I was staying in Crocket (15m north of work).
I've been in Berkeley for a week and so far I am adapting to my surroundings well. The people I work with are awesome and I hope to grow with them in the near future.
I've been to this great place called Cesar (i think) which serves very delicious tapas style plates and great drinks (next door to Chez Panisse).
When I get more time and an internet connection I will write more.
More then a month has passed since my last posting on PotentialGold. I have been keeping my self so busy with special projects and living a life that PotentialGold seemed to get overlooked. Things are now calming down and life is taking shape yet again. The future looks promising with Alibi Private Dining & Catering as my outlet for food and other business opportunities are always around between what my father and mother do professionally.
Last weekend I went to Mammoth and enjoyed Snowboarding for the first time. Unfortunately there wasn't much snow on the mountains...or NO SNOW at all (other then man-made) but nonetheless I learned and had a great time doing it. My girlfriend and Ben showed me the ropes but I can't leave Christy out - so Thanx!!
I guess when I go back to Mammoth in January my snowboarding experience will be much better. Snowboarding on ice isn't very fun and everyone says that on fresh powder it will be much more enjoyable. You think as enjoyable as a great creme brulee compared to an awful one!?!
During our lunches we would eat at the Ski Lodge on the mountain. Mommoth is known for their amazing Chili served in a bread bowl. Once back in Los Angeles the first thing I made was some chili. Mine came out really well with the help of my brother but different then the chili at Mammoth.
I gave my notice to Chapter 8 last week. I will be cooking there until Nov. 19th. I am going off on my own and will be doing private parties and catering. I looked into leasing a place on my own, but there are too many 'grown-up' decisions to make and I just don't feel like dealing with them yet. I do know that my Sallie Mae Student Loan is up to 7% (Bloody Hell) and that damn thing is killing me slowly...so, I am off to try and make more money...we'll see how far I get!!
I've been keeping myself busy though. My friends from Itlay sent me a bottle of Mostarda (mustard essence, the real stuff too...) and I have been playing with the idea of supplying some local cheese shops and maybe even some restaurants with Mostarda of Quince for now, and maybe other ingredients later.
So...now that we know the Rasta Porc will be transformed into Cicciolata, the kind Sous Chef and his gang over at Al Vedel sent the follow-up photos.
Like I mentioned in previous posts, the Cicciolata is a form of 'head cheese' which is specifically famous in the area around Parma, Italy. Sure, there are literally thousands of variations on any given recipe, but in the area of Parma, they will be close to this version.
As you can see, this block is formed in layers. The meat from the pig head (Rasta Porc!) along with the tongue, heart and skin is cooked for hours. It is then all chopped up and spices are added, including Bay Leaf, but no zest in this recipe, or nuts (see for yourself in the photo).
The meat from the parts mentioned above is the red/gray color in the 'head cheese'. The yellowish pieces within the block or Ciccioli, the close equivalent of what the US would call Pork Rinds. The Ciccioli are large pieces of pork fat that also are cooked slowly. After many hours the large pot is drained, the liquid fat, the lard, is packed for the nearby bakery which makes the bread for Al Vedel (see photo again for Panne Parmigianna). The chunks of rendered fat are pressed and made into Ciccioli by adding salt and spices after pressed.
These Ciccioli are added into the chopped head, heart and tongue to make the Cicciolata. Follow!?!
From the guys out in Vedole at Ristorante Al Vedel.
The coolest thing is, after that 'Porc' gets high, it will slowly be transformed into Cicciolata (hahahahaha), cooked slowly for five or six hours, the meat/stuff, shaken away from the skull and jaw bones, then mixed with spices and formed into the equivalent of 'head cheese'. Yummm!
At work the other night we hosted a Cigar Dinner with Far Niente and Hennessy, among other sponsors. It was on a Tuesday night and it went very well.
The menu started off with passed appetizers including a Spicy Grilled Shrimp on a Rosemary Skewer, a Potato Pancake with Smoked Trout, Creme Fraiche and Osetra Caviar, and Wonton Cones stuffed with a Ruby Red Ahi Tartar.
The fourth course was sliced Beef Tenderloin on Super Buttery Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cippolini Onions and a Chantrelle Demi-Glace. All of this was topped by thinly sliced fried onions.
For dessert, a house baked Peanut Butter Cookie with Mascarpone Amaretto Creme and Vanilla Ice Cream.
At work I help butcher all the meats that we use on the menu. A lot of these meats have an immense amount of usable trim. The most yielding item is the 'deconstructed' Kobe Rib-Eye. This item is just the center eye of the rib, so all the parts around the eye are trimmed away.
In the beginning of August I decided to start saving the trim for sausages. My plan sounded good to the chef (Eddy Shin) and so it was. By then end of August I had the lower shelf in the freezer packed tight with little packages of trim.
I had Kurobuta Pork trim, Australian Lamb trim, Kobe Lean Meat, and Kobe Fat.
Last week it was finally time to get something going. Chef ordered some Sheep and Pork casings and I was off.
The casings I rinsed well and let sit in a bath of vinegar, white wine and garlic. We don't have a sausage stuffing machine at work so I used our 20 qt. Hobart to grind the meat, and then my small (home) Kitchen Aid sausage attachment on works Kitchen Aid.
The process was extremely slow and the result of my first run, a bit on the fatty side, but these sausages were practically free...
My first taste was the Merguez style...of the three, my favorite. The Lamb fat adds a great dimension to the mix.
My biggest problem was figuring out a safe way to cook and use these sausages at the restaurant. We tried to straight grill one of the merguez and the thing basically exploded on the grill into a huge fire ball...you should have been there!
Yesterday I cut all the sausages into portioned links and individually froze the whole batch. I am hoping to pull out a few per day and roast them in the oven until done. That, I have noticed, is the safest way.
The 12 ounce SRF Kobe Burger
The USDA Prime 10 ounce Filet Mignon
The USDA Prime 6 ounce Petit Filet
The huge USDA Prime 24 ounce Bedrock bone-in Ribe Eye
The 8 Bone Australian Rack of Lamb
The USDA Prime 22 ounce Porterhouse
The 14 ounce Veal Chop
The USDA Prime 16 ounce New York Strip
The USDA Prime 12 ounce Rib Eye
- The bellow the Ribe Eye, and working down and around -
The 10 ounce SRF 'Deconstructed' Kobe Rib Eye - Center Eye only
The USDA Prime Skirt Steak - part of the Mixed Grill
The USDA Prime Sirloin
The Kurobuta Pork Loin - part of the Mixed Grill
The Duck Apple-Brandy Sausage - part of the Mixed Grill
The 12 ounce Bison Ribe Eye from the Dakotas
The Double Bone Kurobuta Pork Chop
The 2+ Pound Live Maine Lobster
The 12 ounce Nova Scotia Lobster Tail
The U-10 Prawns for the Cocktail
Fresh Arctic Char (as a special that day)
Going behind the scenes of my new job with me, you will see that when it comes to quality, we don't mess around!! So I work the grill station - something I have never done before, and it is going very well considering the amount of volume we do.
All the beef is prime, all of it. There is now also a dry-aged Kansas City steak - bone on strip loin that gets ppicked up off of the saute side though. I pick up about 19 items with my grill and double infrared broiler.
The kobe beef we use is SRF and has some very nice marbelling, although if I were to dine in, it would be the Prime Ribe Eye that would fill me up.
Tips for the one who wants to check out Chapter 8...come for the food during the week. The earlier the better.
The weekends get insane, three hundred covers easily. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are club night and the place gets packed with fun-seekers and bar-goers. Bottle service challenges some of the hottest clubs in Vegas and NYC, puts LA clubs in it's pocket.
If you come by, say hello!
So....I'm finally back to work at a new Steakhouse in Agoura Hills/Calabasas called Chapter 8.
I can tell you one thing for sure - opening a restaurant is not easy, nor much fun!! Chapter 8 is the second restaurant for the owners with P6 being the first place off of Lindero Canyon Road in the same area.
Chapter 8 is a Steakhouse Lounge with amazing decor. The restaurant seems to belong more in Las Vegas, Miami or NYC then Calabasas and that is why for both pre-opening nights we served 240+ guests.
All the meats I butcher and grill are USDA Prime. My prep/butcher list includes some fourteen different items. I hope to get some photos up soon but I have to ask mngmnt first.
Stop by if you like, just don't ask for any favors yet - I am still working on my temps at the all wood grill.
It's funny - I was relaxing, working here and there with family and friends for the month and a half after Italy, then BOOM - back pains, hand pains, dirty fingernails etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
These amazing creatures yield the all-knowing Mozzarella di Bufala among many, many, other products. Another favorite of mine is Ricotta di Bufala, best when in the center of a Roasted Squash soup like the soup served at La Maschera in Avellino.
It's been too long now since I have paid attention to PotentialGold.com
I am ready to get back into the swing of things here. I guess this can be a wake up to all the loyal readers. Sorry that I have been dormant for sooooo long. You should have helped awaken me.
The photos below are from a recent roadtrip from LA to SF.
I am almost sure that these grapes are for eating purposes, or maybe for raisins. Miles and Miles of vines - puts Napa to sleep.
The reservoir off of Hwy 152 going west from the I-5 to the 101. A first time for me - now the only way I drive to San Francisco. The 152 ends for me at Gilroy, Garlic's true home, and a place perfect weather wise for my salumi adventure.
Finally - the new season's growth in Napa Valley. This bunch of future Love was found next door to the Red Hen Antique Store on the main road in Napa.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting two online friends that are now real people friends. I finally met T and R at a meeting at La Terza last Tuesday evening.
The meal we shared was excellent. As you most likely know, I don't know LA restaurants well and La Terza is supposed to be one of the better Italian spots. The chef is Gino Angelini. He and some of his FOH are very reputable in the LA scene from what I hear.
We started the night off with some glasses of wine. The wine list was short and to the point with a nice selection of Italian and Spanish wines among others.
Basically, as we entered the restaurant, on the inside was an antique Berkel slicer where the prosciutto was being sliced to order. How I miss my Berkel over at Colavita!
Nancy stood at a large white table taking orders and plating food. We ordered off of a paper menu, much like that of a sushi restaurant, where you mark the number of orders adjacent to the description of what you will be enjoying.
The following photos are just a small sample of what we tasted.
This here is the Burratta with freshly sliced Prosciutto. The Burratta, a pasta filata cheese, is similar to mozzarella or fior di latte on the outside but the inside is very similar to a very loose, liquidy ricotta. It is often made with a mozzarella like shell and filled with an extra rich cream.
The cheese was garnished with extra virgin olive oil and a black olive and herb mixture. Personally, I would prefer all the items on the side so i can taste the true flavor of each, but it sure was good together!
As you can see, the menu is broken down into categories with the cost of the plate to the right, and the box with how many you would like on the left.
In regards to pricing, I think the prices were all fair. We dined in a nice environment although our table in the patio was a bit loud from all the street noise.
Above we have the balsamic onions which were great (I ordered two plates!), the Arancini that T ordered as well as T's octopus. As you can see, the plates are meant to be tastes and I recommend that you go with friends as this place is really fun and sharing should be encouraged.
This here is the Crostino with chicken liver and a few pieces of crispy cured pig to make everything even more sexxy!
The chicken liver was delicious. For me, this plate, along with the Burratta, were my top two of the evening. The toasted bread was perfect, the liver taste was livery but clean and appetizing, the radicchio had the most pleasant bitterness and the aceto balsamico sweetened everything up.
Finally, the last photo I add, before I get too hungry (Tuesday is a week away!) is a photo of the Fritatta made with cauliflower, the lentil salad with chicken, the panzanella and the egg bagna cauda.
The fritatta was excellent and had a great taste of cauliflower but was perfectly balanced between the sweetness and the saltiness used.
Panzanella is very difficult to mess up - The egg bagna cauda was great and once again the bitter radicchio came in to perfect game on this plate.
Like I said earlier, these were only o few shots from what we really enjoyed. We got to La Terza at 18.00 and by 20.30 when we left, the place was packed tight!
I can't wait to go back!
With all this extra time I find being unemployed my brother enjoys watching me watch TV. I don't like watching the tube often - or even at all - but when it is on, it is very addictive.
I was just now watching the GSN chanel, a channel dedicated to game shows - only in America - and the commercial periods for this channel all focus on cholesterol for some reason.
I didn't know the US marketing execs. think this is such a marketable segment but one of the commercials was for a new vitamin I think called CholestOff - and then the commercial to follow was another cholesterol fighting vitamin from One a Day - or something like that.
It is just cholesterol people - it won't kill you!!!
Maybe I should get into the cholesterol field...oh, wait...I will serve Foie Gras wherever I cook - so I already am in the Cholesterol field!