I have been threatening to start this blog. It is a long story which I will make short. We moved to New England from California. We were in the Bay Area which is where I really fell in love with food. Don't get me wrong, Los Angeles (where I grew up) was pretty damn good, but nothing like the Bay Area. This is where I learned to forge for food and to meet other people who did the same. It is where we swapped what we grew and I learned to be "slow" and well Berkeley Bowl and Tokyo Fish and and... don't even get me started about the restaurants or my beloved wine country. I will start to cry.
Look, New England is great. There is so much about it that I adore. I love being so close to other states that it is no big deal to drive to Vermont and follow the "Cheese Trail". There is lots of lobster. LOTS of lobster. My problem is that to cook ethnic foods of all kinds one must drive for hours to find the elusive piece. Galangal? I finally found it after months of looking. So, here it is. We ("Mr Food" and I) DO take the time to drive hours to find what we are looking for. We live in Marlborough Massachusetts which is about 45 minutes from Boston. We have gotten good at finding "stuff".
My current excitement comes from Leyden Glen Farm. Owned by Kristin Nicholas and Mark Duprey. Thanks to them I now have a whole lamb in my freezer.
The first of which we ate this past weekend. We started with Lamburgers and homemade lamburger buns from Michel Richard's "Happy in the Kitchen"
I can assure you that I am anxious for this weekends menu. I believe we will have lamb. This lamb is unbelievable.