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My husband is dying to make his own goat cheese. For his birthday, I’d like to give him the necessary equipment and ingredients to get started. This includes raw goat’s milk, from what I understand. So my burning question is this: where is the best place (preferably near Dallas) to buy raw goat’s milk? I’d love the SideDish team to help me buy raw milk or info on cheese-making in general, as it is completely new to me!
Two chefs. Two unlikely friends. Two very different careers and philosophies sharing one stage.
Join Anthony Bourdain, chef, author of Medium Raw and host of The Travel Channel’s No Reservations, and Eric Ripert, renowned chef of Le Bernardin, author and regular guest on Bravo’s Top Chef as they share stories and muse on the place of food in our personal, community and global life.
It’s an evening of storytelling and observation, providing frank and provocative insight into what really goes on behind the kitchen doors.
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert at Bass Performance Hall, Friday, November 9th. www.basshall.com for more information.
Can you believe it is officially November? Now that the fall season is in full swing, you have the green light to pack up the Halloween decor and start planning the perfect Thanksgiving feast. Whether you spend hours on your grandmother’s roasted turkey recipe or prefer the vegetarian-friendly options, you are sure to find any and all ingredients this weekend. There are only a few markets open, but that just means you can get out and explore a new area if your local one has closed its doors. Happy shopping!
Coppell Farmers Market: The market welcomes the return of Custom Café with their unique mixes just in time for cold weather soups and baking. Ipanema Brazilian style cheese bread has also joined as a fall and winter vendor.
If you come out this weekend, many vegetables will be making their last hurrah. Cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, patty pan, yellow squash, and green beans are almost gone, so buy them now to ensure you have enough for the season. But good news for you tomato lovers:several market farmers have tomatoes in the ground in green houses so those should continue through the winter.
Fall and winter seasonal produce is also starting to come in. Lettuce, winter squash, romaine, and wintergreens will make an appearance, and pears and apples are crisp and juicy.
Over the summer, Nancy reported that Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs was opening at 6340 Gaston Ave. sometime in the fall. Jerry’s is a small California chain restaurant expanding into Dallas, and its first Texas location should be open by this weekend, according to Joe Corcoran, one of the owners. He says they’re shooting for Friday. If you haven’t yet, check out the menu. These specialty hot dogs are mighty cheap. And there are vegetarian options, too.
Just like that, summer, the State Fair, Halloween… all gone for another year. Not to mention poor Big Tex, who’s gone forever to talking statue Heaven.
Anyway, Thanksgiving isn’t for three more weeks, and it’s a huge undertaking, so I’m taking the week off (cue Ferris Bueller music). Yep, even dudes who write recipes for leisure have to take a break from the kitchen every now and then.*
This week you get an entry I’ve been holding onto for awhile. Fortunately, it’s for croissants, which I think we can all agree are buttery, delicious, and awesome. And while this recipe is pretty involved, the intoxicating smell of a fresh baked batch of croissants coming out of your oven is worth it on its own. Enjoy.3 Comments »