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Pig Tails. Asian Marinade, Braised and Roasted

nose to TAIL we’re talkin’ PIG TAILS… PHAT ! FATTY fabulous ! done them before (BBQ Style HERE) and i’ll do them again.  this not for the weak, diet conscious, cholesterol high, tenderloin pansy palate bacon only-vegetarians. THIS IS FOR THE, NOSE-TO-TAILERS, SNOOTER TO THE TOOTERS,  TIP-TO-TOE AND EVERYTHING INBETWEENERS not what you’d expect them to look like ?… NO, they …

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Duck Tongues. Two ways. Slow Simmer and Oven Braised

DUCK TONGUES !OFFAL DELICIOUS YES, ducks do have tonguesYES, people DO eat them and…YES…i DID go there. SUPER FUN STRANGEyet quite deliciousnow i see why these are considered a bar-snack or dim sum nibble in the Asian culture.  once you give in and try one you’ll find yourself with a pile of 20 or so bones that you’ve sucked clean.  aside …

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Spicy Mexican Braised Pig Snouts

NOSE to tail i suppose you are only here if you are TRULY into nose to tail eating…OR if this purely fascinates or disgusts you. maybe just a LOOKY-LOO ? BUT think of it this way… THAT WHOLE PIG GAVE UP IT’S LIFE FOR YOUR SLICE OF BACON. we need to think out of the box…away from the “chop” i …

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Turkey Chicharones

TURKEY CHICHARONES CRUNCHY CRISPY SAVORY SNACKY TURKEY SKIN… a delicacy that only come around ONCE A YEARplease excuse the quick photo…it’s the only pic i got before they were GOBBLED UP !!! HOW TO… save as much skin as you can (from your roasted turkey)  large pieces, if possible. bake in oven as you would BACON. line a cookie sheet with aluminum …

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Homemade Mother Scoby for Kombucha

well…i said i wouldn’t go there, but curiosity got the best of me. i have fallen into the fermented-probiotic-kombucha craze… it’s fascinating  i love all the kombucha drinks that are now available everywhere, but they cost 3-4 bucks apiece.  i only drink one a day, but…do the math…that’s about 102$ a month and 1,200$ a year…WHAT?!  am i crazy ?!! …

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Spicy Pickled Pig Feet

PICKLED TROTTERS… WAIT… these are nothing like you would expect. YES…they are quite a bit to handle,  but PUT YOUR GAME FACE ON AND GO FOR IT ! all this talk about nose to tail and sustainability… now you need to SHOW WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF and WALK THE TALK ease into it with a few tostadas…a popular Mexican street …

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BBQ Turkey Tails with Hoisin Sesame Glaze

if pigs could fly this would be the PORK BELLY BITE OF THE BIRD. “the last thing over the fence is the best bite of the bird” TRUST ME !!! this is not anything like the semi tough roasted turkey tail from your Thanksgiving Turkey. IT IS FAR BEYOND. you must try a turkey tail… BUT it must be properly …

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The Pig Head Experience…when OFFAL turns AWFUL

how much fun can you have with $ 3.62…??? let me explain… i swear, i just went to the market to find some sweet basil seeds for a drink project i’m working on.  i took a left in the market and there it was…calling my name.  half a roasted pig’s head with ears, nose and eyes intact.  the golden blistered skin, …

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Chocolate Covered Chicharrones

chocolate covered bacon?…no old news… CHOCOLATE COVERED CHICHARONES ! dare i say…BETTER THAN BACON ?! this is another one of those…“it cant be true”“no you didn’t !”“i don’t think so…” GIVE ME ANOTHER !…GIVE ME MORE ! these are a must for your Cinqo de Mayo festivities. SPICY CHOCOLATE COVERED CHICHARONESwith roasted salted almonds what you’ll need…chichaorones…the real ones are …

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Banh Gan…Vietnamese Flan with Espresso

and so continues my fascination into the Vietnamese culinary world.  there are so many sweets and savories that i find interesting, odd, delicious and dare i say…just a bit SCARY? scary is what keeps me coming back for more. this Vietnamese treat is strangely addicting.  i’ve made it 4 times now with different recipes each time.  one better than the …

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