It’s Time To Talk Turkey

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Calf Chronicles

Fall is upon us and at The Fatted Calf we are starting to get excited about Thanksgiving. We are dreaming up a delicious Katz honey glazed ham, mulling over wild mushrooms to stuff roasts and fold into our pâtés and preparing for the arrival of succulent heritage turkeys from Good Shepherd Ranch. Good Shepherd Ranch […]

In Your Easter Basket

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Calf Chronicles

Spring is nearly here, Easter is just around the corner and The Fatted Calf is ready to celebrate. Forget the peeps and chocolate bunnies! Fatted Calf has a host of treats for your Easter market basket from chive scented bockwurst to succulent stuffed quail. And don’t forget the bacon, breakfast sausage and farm fresh eggs […]

Celebrate Spring

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Calf Chronicles

Spring is here and Passover and Easter are right around the corner. At The Fatted Calf we are abuzz with holiday preparations. Heritage hams are brining, McCormack Ranch lamb is hanging and foie gras torchons are curing! Now is the time to plan your spring celebration menu and place your special order for the holidays […]

Short February

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Calf Chronicles

Brief but wonderful February is here and Fatted Calf has a full plate this month for you. With stormy weather, there is no better way to stay warm and cozy than to keep the home fires burning under a lamb stew, a braise of duck legs or a simmering pot of ham hocks and beans. […]

Ring In The New!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Calf Chronicles

From All of us at The Fatted Calf, we wish you a happy, healthy and delicious 2015! Start Your New Year Right If your New Year’s resolution involves eating more veggies, Fatted Calf is here to help. Beginning in January, Fatted Calf in Napa will begin hosting Riverdog Farm’s weekly CSA delivery. For just $20 […]

It’s The Week Before Christmas at the Fatted Calf Shop

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Calf Chronicles
It’s The Week Before Christmas at the Fatted Calf Shop

It’s The Week Before Christmas at the Fatted Calf Shop …And our kitchen is cooking virtually non–stop! Prime rib, lamb, and pork hang from the rail while boudin blanc sausage is nestled into plump little quail. From The Good Farm in Kansas there is milk-fed heritage pig and the Liberty Farm Ducks are stuffed with […]

Raiding The Quince Tree

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

A stately quince tree sits at the edge of the vineyard on the loop road where I often walk in the evening. In spring, swirls of large pink blooms drift lazily from its branches. In summer its leafy canopy provides a shady spot for the vineyard workers to rest in the heat. Come autumn, if […]

A Happy Marriage

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

A Happy Marriage The marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen brought the people of Munich together for a lengthy celebration in the fields adjacent to the city gates in October of 1810 and thus Oktoberfest was born. While the marriage of princes and princesses is compelling, over time Oktoberfest has become […]

Pass The Grass, Please

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

Clusters of families waded through the knee-high spring grass on the winding road that led from Rome up into the Umbrian Appennines. They lumbered over the hillocks like tiny herds of cattle, prodding the weeds and wildflowers with their walking sticks. I hung my jet-lagged head out the window of our speeding car for a […]


Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

New Year’s resolutions always seem like a recipe for failure. You make a mental bargain with yourself to resolve to do something you are generally not inclined to do, such as jog or eat quinoa. As part of this annual peace treaty with some self-loathing portion of your brain you perform your obligation with diminishing […]

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