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January 15, 2010 • 28 Comments

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Starting Sunday at midnight, you can submit recipes for Your Best Baked Pasta and Your Best "Nose to Tail" Recipe. (You asked for it!)

Baked Pasta

 

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Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Marcela Hazan wrote: "At one time tripe was so popular that restaurants used to specialize in it...when you know how to prepare it, tripe rewards you with tenderness so succulent...that more expensive cuts of meat cannot match." I will also add that in the first edition of The New York Times Cookbook (1961) there were eight recipes for tripe. In the latest edition that I looked at there was only one. That would be the standard a la Caen. Boring. As Michael Pollan would urge us, eat food that your grandmother would recognize.

Kay_at_lake

over 4 years ago Kayb

I can't do tripe. I grew up poor, in the South, in the country; we had chitterlings (chitlins). I hated them. I refuse to cook or eat anything that vaguely resembles them. (Similarly, I hated turnip greens when I was a kid; won't touch much in the way of cooked greens now, either.)

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over 4 years ago Maria Teresa Jorge

Does this include liver as well???

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Sure!

Kay_at_lake

over 4 years ago Kayb

Now....a nice chicken liver pate....THAT I can do.

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

Sooo...bottom line (Amanda and Merrill)...do we have to go whole hog?

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Nope! It's all about the parts.

Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Oh, thank you. There is a God! I've been waiting for this. I'll be traveling all week but I already have my own recipes down. Quinto quarto here I come!

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

OK, I'm scared and not to humble to ask what "Nose to Tail" means...Slightly nauseated as I contemplate - but, hey, I eat meat.

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

It means we're looking for recipes that use the "other" parts of the beast: organ meat, trotters, ears, etc. This contest is not for the faint of heart!

Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Now, where did I leave those lamb hearts? Oh yeah, and the lungs. I'm thinking haggis now.

Lnd_jen

over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

pierino, we had the most amazing duck hearts at a local restaurant last summer, grilled on a branch of rosemary - so simple, so good, and I wish like heck I could replicate them for this challenge. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Can't wait either. If I weren't going to be traveling this week I'd be up to my ears in ears, tails and offal. Oh, and tongue. I grew up with tongue in an eeemmm Catholic household. I didn't taste it again as an adult until I found myself in a Basque restaurant in Bakersfield where they just put plates in front of you. I asked what the "sausage" was and they said, no that's lamb tongue. Divine.

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

hmmm...we've done one for our harvest party ...I think my guys chopped it up into many pieces , threw in a lot of lard and simmered it for hours. They covered the top with the skin, which they served with lime juice...a little chewwy. Made chicharrone and finally ended up with a carnitas feast ! Does nose to tail mean pig only?

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

No, not at all. We're open to all sorts of beasts.

Gaby_by_sarah

over 4 years ago gabrielaskitchen

@aargersi Do it! Banana leaves = what style? I'm from New Mexico where we dig a pit and cover the porker with coals for a traditional 'matanza'... tripe is used for menudo (tripe stew) and rind makes yummy chicharrón (cracklin's). It's a weekend long process and celebration!

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Have never done it, but I have seen the banana leaves at the market, and I have watched it on TV! If I INVITE the neighbors then they definitly won't mind :-)

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over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

In fact you might find that a bunch of us here on Food52 flying in for it. Go for it.

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over 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Kalua Pork (Hawaiin, at Luaus) uses banana leaves! Do it!

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over 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

*Hawaiian =)

Lnd_jen

over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

Awesome.

Gaby_by_sarah

over 4 years ago gabrielaskitchen

"Nose to tail" Am I to use the whole pig? animal? or just an "unusual" part? Whichever way, I'm excited!

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

See comments above!

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Do you think the neighbors will mind if we dig a giant hole out front, line it with coals and banana leaves, and stuff a whole piggy in there?

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over 4 years ago TasteFood

Eating at Incanto tonight in SF where they offer Whole Pig Dining. Hopefully that will lead to some inspiration, or at least inspire me to try a baked pasta recipe instead :)

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over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Have fun at Incanto! A group of us are trying to get our calendars synched so we can do this too.

Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Isn't baked pasta just your best mac and cheese? Or come to think of it lasagne in the style of Modena. I may have to work on that one too.

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Any pasta dish that goes in the oven is eligible.