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Polyscience smoking gun?

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Dec 15, 2009
unpretentious in Home Cooking

Sous vide Turkey. Temps? tips? times?

Nov 12, 2009
unpretentious in Home Cooking

Viva Sous-Vide!

Nov 12, 2009
unpretentious in Features

Perennial Reviews?

I had an outstanding dinner there a couple weeks ago. Design, service and kitchen pay attention to detail. The bar and wine menu was really innovative. The food menu first did not excite me too much - it looked like another trendy place. But as we received our appetizers, we immediately knew that this chef has huge talent! Every course was simple, honest but amazing flavored and beautifully arranged. This restaurant is now on the top of my list in Chicago!

Dec 15, 2008
unpretentious in Chicago Area

Costco Treasure Hunt: Iberico de bellota ham

At a Costco store opening in St. Charles, I came across a real culinary world treasure that supposedly is now available at selected Costco stores in the Midwest: Iberico Jamon de bellota - acorn-finished Iberico ham. It is positioned in the shelf right next to caviar, duck confit, pate and lobster meat. The package at Costco is pre-sliced 4oz for 29.99USD, which makes it 119USD/lb.

Jamon Iberico de bellota is the pride of Spain and one the most exclusive pleasures to your palate. It is a Grand Cru of hams! The free indiginous Iberian black hoof pig - also known as Pata Negra - is free-ranging in the woodlands of Spain - the dehesa - and exclusively feeds on acorns that fall from the trees. After 3 years of curing in the mountains of Salamanca, the ham develops its complexity that is unmatched.

Since it is only since beginning of this year legally available in the US, only absolute foodies or Spain travelers know about this treasure. Here is the website of the importer with some cool videos:

On other places in the city like Sam's Wine & Spirits or Fox and Obel you might find it also. But if you want to try the acorn-finished you have to make sure it is "bellota" and not regular Iberico ham.

Dec 15, 2008
unpretentious in Chicago Area