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A Letter From Copenhagen

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I’m sure many of you have been wondering what I was doing in Copenhagen. The short answer is, “A lot.” I wrote something for the art journal, hyperallergic. Just a snapshot of what happened that first afternoon in the MAD4 red circus tent.

How Food Stole the Avant-Garde: Letter From Copenhagen


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September 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

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The Riblets

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“What else should I try?” I asked my friend behind the counter. He looked at me like I had asked him in Klingon. Then I smiled and he realized it was a friendly question.

“Try this lady. Very best.” By then my companion had already completed his transaction and was poking at the tub of pickled cabbage heads sitting on the floor. He spun around to see my new friend holding aloft a narrow strip of smoked riblets, as long as my torso.

“Yes!” I said.

I added half of these to a white bean and potato soup which served me handily for four lunches.


White Bean and Potato Soup

Rinse 1 can of cannellini beans and put them in a pot. Cover them with a couple cans of water and some white wine. Bring to boil. Then add two diced potatoes. Cut apart six smoked riblets and add them too. Add more water if needed. Let this simmer until the beans and potatoes are very soft. Add two healthy forkfuls of sauerkraut and some leftover dessert wine. Simmer a little longer until the meat is soft and pulls away easily from the bone. Add more water to keep it soupy. It’s nice accompanied by rosemary croutons or pumpernickel toasts.

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January 21, 2013 at 8:51 am

What Jan Saw

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January 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

Posted in Food, New York, Pork Store

Spicy Suelze

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Their spicy head cheese included mostly tongue meat and a stiff but not rubbery aspic (for lack of a better word for whatever you call that delicious binding jelly). It was surprisingly picante. I cut into 1″ cubes and served with cubes of beet, cucumber, black bread and cranberry jelly. It was pretty good.

Written by etinnyo

January 20, 2013 at 8:50 am

Posted in Butchers, Food, Meat, Menu, New York

Not Just For Breakfast

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Ich liebe Leberwurst.


This has been my favorite breakfast and snack for the past few days. Last night, I spread the final bit of this suave liver paste  on a crisp bread as a midnight snack. I will not admit to scraping the wrapper.

Back to oatmeal this morning.

Written by etinnyo

January 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

Cocktail Weenies

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A lucky birthday girl might share these with her closest friends.


The boys at the store called them “peanut hotdogs” but no peanuts were harmed in the making of these dogs.

Written by etinnyo

January 13, 2013 at 11:00 am


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There’s something about the gesture of these Bratwursts that touches my heart.


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January 12, 2013 at 11:00 am