RECIPES: And Now For Something Completely Different

Unmentionable Cuisine includes recipes for dogs and cats as well as tamer items like horsemeat. Perhaps a gift for Father’s Day?   We come from a family that loves to cook—on our mother’s side, we must hastily add. No one wanted to be at Grandma’s (Dad’s mom) too close to dinnertime. Our mother’s mother also…
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NEWS: Why You Should Eat Only Organic Meat

Actual imagery of factory farms is too depressing for food pages, so we’ve substituted this image from The Meatrix. See the Times story for the real thing.   In yesterday’s New York Times magazine section, Michael Pollan, who is professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the school’s Knight Program…
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CONTEST: Win A Nueske Ham In THE NIBBLE’s Gourmet Giveaway

It serves up to 12 people…and it could be yours.   This week’s prize in THE NIBBLE’s Gourmet Giveaway is a delicious 3-4 pound spiral-sliced, boneless ham from Nueske, which we rated as one of our favorite hams after tasting more than 40. It has a hand-applied honey glaze that gives it a mild, sweet…
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NEWS: Jamón Ibérico (Pata Negra) Arrives In The U.S.

People who have eaten jamón Ibérico (Iberian ham) in Spain have waxed poetic about the artisan dry-cured ham of southwestern Spain that has been called the “Rolls Royce of ham.” But it has not been available in the U.S., because of a USDA concern about the processing conditions. After USDA officials inspected and approved specific…
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PRODUCT WATCH: Heritage Red Wattle Pork

Last night we had dinner at The Tasting Room in New York City, a highly-acclaimed (and justly so) restaurant in SoHo. It’s a charming, friendly place where you can eat fine cuisine in a casual ambiance (exposed brick walls, flattering lighting), served by an eager and knowledgeable staff. Chef Colin Alevras and his team focus…
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