Last night I worked as I always do on Tuesdays after class. Hopefully that’s all about to change and when school is over I will get some more hours. I work at this awesome little bar and restaurant that is located in Northeast Portland at the intersection of 15th and Prescott. Here is a link to their website:
It has been a great experience for me there and I really enjoy Ben’s style of cooking, and approach to using as much as possible from the animals we fabricate.
Here is a recipe for haggis, a traditional Scottish dish. I have yet to try any but I am curious.
This is an informative little article on cooking with organ meats and more of the hazards and warnings of doing so. I don’t necessarily agree with the writer’s personal points of view but there are some points brought up that I feel is relative to eating organs if you’re into that sort of thing. Much like other great things, organs should be consumed sparingly and infrequently for health reasons. Nutrients and vitamins are awesome but they are also very high in cholesterol, which isn’t the best thing. Why is too much of a good thing always such a bad thing? Here is the article:
Here is an article written by my English teacher’s sister, Caroline. I think it is some good insight into what it’s like being a girl in the kitchen. I mean, I am not really very “girly” at all, but I still feel like sometimes my co-workers try to keep me from experiencing too much too fast. Like a few more tickets roll in and they step in and start doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I know it takes me a moment to gather myself and plan a course of action, but that is because I am relatively new at this and haven’t had a chance to be in the weeds, because every time it starts to happen all the guys are stepping in to help. I appreciate their desire to help me out but at the same time I will never get good at being in the weeds unless I get to experience it, right? Thankfully I think it is apparent to everyone I work with that I can take a joke and that they don’t have to be someone else around me. At the beginning they are always censoring themselves for some reason but I guess that’s a completely usual reaction to being around someone new.
Here is a game you can play where you pluck and eviscerate a turkey. I thought it was funny…
Here are some ideas for people with picky children, who want to eat organs on the sly…
I found a pretty good article on the benefits of eating organ meat. Check it out!
Here is a short video about the prime cuts of offal found on a pig
And last I will leave you with a video that shows how one man makes organs more edible by putting them in terrines. Is it bad that I could sit here and watch this stuff all day? Haha. Innards.
Have a good one!