Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stir It 28 Haitian Relief Benefit

New York foodies have joined the Stir It 28 movement to raise funds to benefit Haiti's earthquake survivors. Stir It 28 brings together chefs, restaurateurs, home cooks, and food bloggers to “stir” up interest and activity for Haiti relief.

*100% of the proceeds from this month-long fundraising effort go directly to YELE Haiti & Share Our Strength.*

You can join other foodies this Sunday, February 21st from 4-7pm at the NYU Department of Nutrition, located at 35 w. 4th St., on the 10th floor, for food, drinks, door prizes and most importantly to help a good cause.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Food Affair

The Greenpoint Food Market is finally back after a month off and ready to kick start 2010 with a "Valentine's Day Extravaganza".  There will be tons of vendors (see list below), live music and even a kissing both so don't miss all the food and fun.  Come out to 129 Russell St on Saturday, February 13th, from noon to 5pm.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A New Year, A New Pie

Prosciutto VA Country Ham, Fig and Gorgonzola Pie

I decided to replace the prosciutto with salt cured Virginia country ham since I was not happy with the flavor of the prosciutto, once it was cooked.  The result was delicious.  The very salty ham balanced nicely with the sweet figs and tangy gorgonzola. 
The only issue I seem to have now is figuring out an easier way of getting hold of this ham, which I had to order from Padow's, in Richmond, Virginia.  I was unable to find it anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn.  Sadly, I was informed, by several local butchers, that this ham is generally too salty for my Northern neighbor's taste-buds.  It's all in the way it's used.  Because this ham is so salty, it needs to be offset by something mild or sweet.  In Richmond, we use this ham most often to make ham biscuits, small sandwiches made of country ham placed on a buttered roll or biscuit.  Simple but delicious.

I hope to start selling this pie in the next month or two at the Greenpoint Food Market.

Sorry for the washed out pictures but I had 3 hungry roommates waiting for me to finish photographing the pie so they could dig in.