Newly nominated for another James Beard award–this time for Best NYC Chef–and definitely deserving of it, April Bloomfield’s food just keeps getting better. For example, her widely-publicized recipe for the bar snack called Devils on Horseback, which are served at The Spotted Pig in the West Village nightly, has recently received an upgrade.
This recipe adapted from SAVEUR is refrigerator-door-worthy and easy to make using Schaller & Weber favorites. A choucroute garnie like this one is perfect for these last cold winter days, and it reminds us of founder Ferdinand’s training in the Alsace region of France.
The Globe European Delicatessen is a small, family-owned market and meat counter in Costa Mesa, CA. A 40-year-plus operation, the place packs more punch than most outposts of its size, offering fresh bratwursts, rouladen, and sauerkraut; some of the best German mustards, condiments, and sweets; and an impressive selection of imported bottled beer.
Just as we love reversible clothing and cell phones with cameras and calculators, we love Schinkenspeck for its versatility and functionality–and, is it not fun to say?! For those unfamiliar with this particular variety of cured, smoked pork, think of Schinkenspeck as somewhere between ham and bacon; sliced thinly, it takes on the delicious virtues of proscuitto.
If you thought breakfast for dinner was the greatest thing since eggs on toast, wait ‘til you hear about breakfast shots, recipe courtesy of Das Bierhaus in Burlington, VT (thank you for this, by the way).
I once heard the claim, “You can put anything in a smoker and it will taste good.” While this theory hasn’t been disproven in my presence, a recent trip to Oscar’s Smokehouse in the Adirondacks of New York verified that anything going into their smoker tastes good and comes out tasting better.
The International Marketplace in Las Vegas is aptly named, if understatedly so. Multicultural in the extreme, owners Peter and Joyce Kwan handpick their eclectic assortment of items from across Asia and almost every country in Europe, for starters.
Inspired by Tom Robbins’ impassioned defense of beets in his 1984 novel, Jitterbug Perfume, we thought it fit to publicly endorse one of our own favorite comestibles, that is, of course, bacon.