Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Yesterday, today and tomorrow are happening simultaneously in my mind as The Fourth Leg approaches. Yesterday, I remember Guy called me with the news that half a 200 lb pig had arrived and was now hanging in the walk-in at the shop. Meanwhile there was the other shoulder and face curing in the fridge at home. Last night (and into this morning) a rolled up pig face poached on the stove for 14 hours. I will spare you the details of the deboning and the busted sous-vide bag. All a blur.
Today is punctuated by rubber boots and millions of lists…and the bargaining with myself –triaging what might have happened if it weren’t snowing.
Off I go again now (or soon) into the snow to prepare for my 10 lucky students; to buy a large canvas to lay the pig on;to search for bacon vodka…because food is about the future. Preparing is about hope.
Tomorrow we will cut this pig and talk about how to cook each part.