beef

Vietnamese noodle salad with rib of beef

Vietnamese salad

So, I’d made this Vietnamese-style noodle salad with a rib of beef, and Tweeted a picture, and Rich asked me to write a post about it for his blog. I agreed (I was quite chuffed actually but don’t tell him) and he gave me access details and then I forgot about it. Time passed and [...]

Food & drink

Slow cooked oxtail pie, with suet crust pastry

Slow cooked oxtail pie, with suet crust pastry

So, cold isn't it? All of a sudden, those rolled pieces of brisket and the big slabs of pork belly in the butcher's window don't seem like such a bad idea. Nor do the ox tails, hanging in braces on butcher's hooks like some sort of skewered alien lifeforms. Well, never one to shy away [...]

Food & drink

Beef Rendang

Rosemary Brissenden’s beef rendang, a classic Indonesian Sumatran dry curry

Hype cycles are the invention of  a big American technology consultancy firm who use them to show the way very new types of technology move from 'stupid idea, it'll never work' right through to general acceptance as something that just 'is'. A hype cycle is basically a graph that plots a line that rises very steeply [...]

Food & drink

Beef bourguignon pie, with homemade puff pastry

Beef bourguignon pie, with homemade puff pastry

A few months ago, we spent a weekend in Berlin, an edgy, intoxicating, graffiti-covered city tortured by its own past, the streets forming the canvas on which the horrors of the last century were played out. It was cold. Very cold. A type of unrelenting cold that attacked at the very core, damp, miserable, wretched, weather [...]

Eating out, Food & drink

The dawn of the supermarket meat counter

http://youtu.be/9dqQblZYQ1w "In his way, the meat cutter is an artist". Here's a wonderful little American promotional film from the Fifties, that walks through the process of butchering a side of beef into cuts suitable for selling shrink-wrapped in those new-fangled supermarkets. Just look at the marbling on that beef. Try to ignore the naïve sexism [...]

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