Grilled Veal Breast, Sauteed Potatoes, Chimichurri

> Sliced veal breast is a cut I use often at home, mainly for these three reasons: 1.- It’s cheap. 1 lb costs around $2.50. 2.- It tastes great. 3.- I love the texture. Since veal breast is not a very tender part of an animal to begin with, most folks would braise it for a […]

Carlo’s Veal & Leek Soup

> > Soup………. (Excerpt from “FoodTimeline”) . Food historians tell us the history of soup is probably as old as the history of cooking. The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling, easily digested, simple to make/serve food was inevitable. This made it the perfect choice for both […]

Sauteed Veal Breast

: : I hate  to use the moniker “deconstructed” when it comes to food. Specifically,  in order to de-construct something, wouldn’t you have to construct it first? (Another term I hate is to  “de-nature”  food. I just hate these stilted monikers 😦 However, If I would use the term deconstructed, last nights dinner would qualify for […]

Sauteed Veal Liver “Hawaii”

> > Here  is how old I am: When I got to name a new dish and it has pineapple in it, the first thing that comes to mind is “ala Hawaii”, just like in the good old day’s when everything was more simple and less complicated. What can I say, old habits die hard […]

” Naan, Veal Ribs & Other Stuff “

> < Last  night’s dinner made me realize that I eat a lot of comfort food which does not necessarily fall into a specific group or cuisine. Sometimes, just raiding the fridge without a grand plan and simply putting some stuff together on the fly does produce some great dishes. This was one of them : […]

” Veal Broth With Matzoh Ball’s & Veal Rib’s “

. . For many year’s I buy most of my beef, morcilla and chorizo from an Argentinian butcher in Hialeah who sometimes calls me for “specials”. Usually those are offal and other cuts he has difficulty selling to his American customers, but which he knows I treasure. His older Latino and Haitian customers are also […]

” Dirty Dozen: EWG Reveals List Of Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies “

An Apple A Day…….. Excerpt from the HUFFPOST : ….. And while the list is comprehensive, the ranking doesn’t capture all information: For example, though apples were ranked as the most contaminated overall, imported nectarines had the unique distinction of having a full 100 percent rate of positive pesticide test results, above any other product. […]

“Blanquette De Veau” (And Please, Don’t Judge Me By The Color Of My – Pasta!)

> In all my years living in the USA, I have never seen this dish on any restaurant menu. Growing up in Germany, it was very common and popular, served in many restaurants and homes. If I had to describe the type of food this is, I would say “sophisticated home cooking”. Full of flavor and […]

Sliced Beef Shanks Braised In Merlot

> Shank’s of beef, veal, lamb, or game is perfectly suitable to be braised slowly in wine. The cooking liquid and gentle heat of slowly simmering breaks down the collagen, producing a wonderful texture and great flavor, unlike any other part of the animal. One can use the shank meat for stews, soups, goulash, bulalo, […]

Enjoy A Super-Delicious Dish For $ 1.00 !

> No, this was not at a hawker cart in Singapore, nor was it on the side of the road in Manila, it was not in the bush in Zanzibar and certainly not on the beach in Goa. This was in Miami, at “Chez Bella”. All the ingredients for 4 portions came to about $ […]