First course: local sardines A friend and I went to Porsena last week to check out the menu from Abruzzi being mounted there every Monday in February (including tonight and next Monday night) as part of a regular series of regional menus from Italy. Abruzzi is the remote region which lies on the o ... More >>
Gee, it doesn't quite look like fried chicken, does it? Fatty 'Cue's fried rabbit with spicy vinegar dip Is rabbit the new chicken? Well, probably not! But Fork in the Road has been encountering rabbit all over New York menus in the last few months, and it seems to be more than a fluke. It all sta ... More >>
Yes, cooking can also be depressing. Thanks to the Organ Meat Society's Dan Okrent for the link.
This is a loaf of banku, a mash that looks a lot like fufu, but is subtly different. Fufu can be made from plantains, or it can be made from cassava (a/k/a yuca or manioc). Either way it's boiled, kneaded, and pounded till the starch achieves a bouncy and utterly agreeable consistency. When you ge ... More >>
1. Homok -- There's nothing quite like it in town, a light-as-helium mousse made from fish, egg, and coconut milk, curried to a deep shade of orange and utterly irresistible. This week, Counter Culture swims into Chao Thai Too, the spinoff of Chao Thai and every bit as good, offering dishes from a ... More >>
Pig Ear in Aspic (a/k/a "Crystal Pig Skin Frozen" on the menu) was one of the more unusual dishes assayed by the Organ Meat Society that evening. Lately, the Organ Meat Society has been often seen along Flushing's Main Street, because that is where the city's best collection of variety meats is fo ... More >>
The Organ Meat Society recently enjoyed a splendid meal at northern Chinese restaurant Minzhongle, on Main Street in Flushing. But one dish really stood out, name-wise, bringing a chuckle to everyone's lips -- Big Buekstraps Paddywack. What could it be? We wondered as we ordered it.
The roster of organ meats available at Minzhongle is indeed impressive. In my capacity as scout for the Organ Meat Society, I've stumbled on a broad range of offal and other variety meats. It's easy enough to find liver, tongue, chitterlings, stomach tripe, sweetbreads, and even kidney, but there' ... More >>
The third course was a chunky beef-heart stew in bacon sauce served over steamed and sliced dumplings. Organ Meat Society Meeting Friday, January 22, 2012 Hospoda 321 East 73rd Street The meeting was called to order precisely at 7:30pm, at Hospoda, an elegant Czech restaurant on the Upper ... More >>
First course: An amuse of broiled rabbit hearts with garlic and olive oil On Friday evening the Organ Meat Society met to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the organization.
A stew at Island of Taiwan incorporates pig bung and blood, a match made in heaven. When it comes to dining, we each have our own comfort zones. Some avidly down handfuls of Sichuan peppercorns, relishing the burn, while others consume animal glands of the earthiest and most arcane sort as i ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: The Terrine Board ($42) at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room
It was a warm but windy afternoon in May when Fergus Henderson brought his offal cuisine to the West Village for two sold-out seatings. St. John restaurantFor nearly a decade, as a member of the Organ Meat Society, I've been following the career of Fergus Henderson, notorious English ... More >>
Recipe developers at major food corps are coming up with spicier and more complex recipes for the backs of food packages, such as Nestle's Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Bark or Betty Crocker's Chai Latte Cupcakes. [Wall Street Journal] Kraft plans to cut sodium levels in its North American product ... More >>
The pig blood renders the broth rich and salty. The Organ Meat Society convened last night at Sripraphai, a Thai restaurant in Woodside, Queens, that began life more than a decade ago as a bakery, also selling homemade snacks and a simple roster of meals. That one room has ballooned into thr ... More >>
A very appealing display of neon blazes forth from Northeast Taste Chinese Food. This week, Counter Culture takes minutes at a meeting of the Organ Meat Society, which sought out variety meats at one of Flushing's newish Chinese restaurants from Dongbei, in extreme northeastern China, a regi ... More >>
Have some bunghole for your tongue hole
The hilariously named "crispy colorectal" at Northeast China Food. Always on the lookout for new venues for the Organ Meat Society, I stumbled on a shitload--if you'll forgive the expression--at Northeast China Food recently.
A pal recently sent me an entry from the blog Zester Daily that concerns some Pasadena residents who decided to eat a human placenta, and supposedly got the hospital to cooperate. The piece is littered with inaccuracies (for example, the gestated egg called balut is Philippine, not Vietnamese ... More >>
Organs are so simple, it would be hard to screw them up, right? It's generally the case that if you treat them with reverence, cook them simply and carefully, that they come out perfect every time, especially if you wash them properly. But even the Organ Meat Society sometimes stumbles on or ... More >>
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