Hey Big Spender

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Calf Chronicles

At The Fatted Calf we are crazy about the Estate Caviar from our friends at Tsar Nicoulai. With a rich and clean taste, this deep brown to jet black medium sized bead has a creamy finish. An excellent choice for an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner or the grandest of soirées. We reccommend about 1/2 ounce […]

Fatted Calf Love Fest

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Calf Chronicles

Valentine’s Day is just around the the corner. While we generally eschew its sappy rituals, we whole heartedly endorse its mega message of love. There are many ways to celebrate and express love but being a bit one track minded in this department we often find ourselves in the kitchen, expressing our love by cooking […]

For Your Favorite Meat Lover

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Calf Chronicles

This is our love letter to jerky, full of our favorite recipes and tested techniques. If you or someone you love is curious about curing meats at home and ready to set off on a new culinary course, making jerky and other dried meats is a perfect place to begin. In this beautifully photographed cookbook […]

We Love This Pink Drink

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Calf Chronicles

Two Fatted Calf favorite customers, Samantha Sheehan of Poe Wines and Chef Mike Emanuel of Stone Edge Farm, collaborated to make this unique grapefruit vermouth. The Vin d’Pampe is made from a base of California Pinot Noir rosé combined with fresh grapefruit to produce a lush and vibrant aperitif. We love it topped with a […]

Think Spring

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Calf Chronicles

A Brisket In Your Basket Lately, I’ve got brisket on the brain. It might be the bins of brine filled to the gills with corned beef or the piles of pastrami being sliced for stacked sandwiches but the versatile, humble brisket has become the object of my affection as of late. It is the perfect […]

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

18 Reasons To Celebrate Harvest is a time worthy of celebration. As autumn begins, the farmers market becomes awash in tantalizing color. Peppers bump up against pears and tomatoes cozy up to pumpkins. In The Fatted Calf kitchen we are celebrating the harvest with bushels of fruits and vegetables to enjoy with our meaty goods. […]

Between Two Slices Of Bread

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

When life gets busy, I get a sandwich. Carbs be damned, the sandwich is efficient, delicious and satisfying! A late night at the Fatted Calf kitchen will likely result in a sandwich for supper. An afternoon sifting through the wreckage of my desk requires the fortification of a sandwich. Need to hit the road? Best […]

Diet Like An Italian

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

A beautiful Umbrian woman once confided in me that when Italians wanted to squeeze into their sleek new Prada number they would adopt a strict diet of prosciutto e melone. Delicate slices of salty cured ham wound around chunks of juicy, musky melon is so delicious I could almost imagine eating it for colazione, pranzo […]


Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

Baskets of beautiful, fat, dusky figs have arrived at the market. There are classic Black Missions with their jammy centers, silky Kadotas and Brown Turkeys oozing with droplets of ambrosial sap. The hearty fig was one of the first plants to be cultivated by humans in the Neolithic period. Plucking its fruit laden branches pre-dated […]

Gone Country

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

The amazing pig is chock full of delicious parts. Its streaky belly gives us smoky bacon and umami-rich pancetta. Its versatile shoulders provide us with the makings for Basque coils, pork rillettes, sugo di carne and more. Even its liver can be turned into irresistible liverwurst. But when I want to roast a bit of […]

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