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Hello from San Francisco. Yes, as you may have noticed, I got a tooth knocked out. Long story, but be careful when you bite down on food! Anyway, welcome to the weekly post where I answer questions about Old Bay seasoning, Rhode Island coffee milk, AI, or whatever else is on your mind.
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Links! Copenhagen food ideas include these four food halls: Reffen; Broens Gadekøkken; Torvehallerne; and Tivoli Food Hall. Restaurants I mentioned include: Surt; Kødbyens Fiskebar; Slurp; Beyla; Jordnær; Jatak; Kebabistan; Prolog; Geranium; and Juno the Bakery. MKS made my oyster knife, and Headley & Bennett made my smock.
This week’s questions
Andrew, you responded to Lauren about getting into the world of gastronomy without being a chef. I'm passionate about charcuterie. I had a great mentor that has passed away, I learned many things from him. But my question is how do you know if your community can support that kind of cottage business? I'm in a bedroom community for a major city (D.C.), yet I get up in the morning and get to see the new calves romping in the field across from my house. Is there a resource out there that can help me look at the ups and downs of possibly venturing out on my own? And I have made some basic cured meats (bacon) along with some fresh such as sage sausage.
Hi Andrew. I‘m going to Copenhagen in April for the Food Festival. It‘s my first trip to that part of the world. Any restaurants that you would recommend or street foods that I try? Barb Savannah, GA
Any easy Memorial Day cookout ideas? Mostly meat eaters, but we have a few vegetarians coming over.
The powdered mushroom trend has been gaining popularity recently. Have you explored incorporating powdered mushrooms into your cooking? If so, what unique flavors and textures can they bring to gluten-free dishes?
What knife are you using in your oyster video?
George S. Mack’s “philosophy for living”--can you share that philosophy?
I also keep a small collection of hot sauces. Was in heaven when in the French Quarter back in 1996 while attending a tropical fish convention as there was a gift shop that had 1/2 of the upstairs devoted to hot sauces. So far , have only found 2 that are too hot - Endorphin Rush and Dave's Insanity. Ever tried those?
Where did the apron you're wearing come from, Andrew?
Yes, [oysters] are [sexy AF] Andrew, yes they are. And that looks lovely & yummy and everything I love about seafood. But also thinking...if I had my toes in the sand, and was staring out at the sea... I’d be pretty happy if you served those to me in a shot glass! Aguachili oyster shooters ....now that also sounds perfect AF.